It’s interesting how arguments that once resonated in online discussion groups and in small corners of the Civil War community are now the stuff of mainstream discussion. Take this video:
If you review Civil War scholarship, you’ll note that many of the statements linking secession to the defense of slavery were not quite in vogue decades ago.
Then there’s this:
I don’t know how a debate can be dormant while it has been going on over the last several decades, but we can see that current politics continue to shape our interpretation of past icons.
Both videos have issues with historical accuracy, although people will differ on how important that is.
Want more confusion? Of course you do.
Have a nice weekend.