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Oh Mercy Me, I Do Declare, I Have the Vapors

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Certainly one can rightly honor the bravery of fallen soldiers no matter whether they wore blue or grey. But honoring the man's bravery or military insights is not equivalent to honoring the cause for which he fought. The cause championed by the South should cover every American with shame.

California's Forgotten Civil War

Kevin Waite | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Kevin Waite

The tragedy of slavery and the trauma of the Civil War have left legacies with which all Americans, from coast to coast and everywhere in between, continue to live.

'Keep Alabama White' -- Really?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

At the time of the Civil War, almost half the population of Alabama was Black. In 1963, a full 30 percent of the state's population was the same color. Keep Alabama White. Really?

Confederacy of Dunces: College Presidents, Lost Causes and the Abuse of History

W. Scott Poole | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
W. Scott Poole

The culture war skirmishes at the College of Charleston represent something more than Dixie-fried corruption and anti-intellectualism. They reflect the misuses of history that have long been a powerful political tool in the hands of white, conservative elites.

Is There Another Southern Narrative?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

Is their a southern narrative other than one which lays proud claim to the Civil War? I think the answer here lies in a nostalgia for a simpler life, a life less corrupted by the influences of modernity.

The Mason-Dixon "Red State" Child Poverty Line

Alan Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

As long as the Southern White anti-government, anti-tax, anti-child, anti-poor, and anti-Black faction controls the party, no one of good conscience should run as, vote for, or identify with the Republican Party.

The New Civil War: Who Is to Blame?

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

This is a conflict between two different views of who we are, what's important, and where the U.S. is headed. It's a repeat of the ideological clash that resulted in the America's first Civil War. Who started this fight?

City Considers Renaming Street Tied To KKK

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa city councilors were expected to decide Thursday whether to rename a popular downtown street tied to a city founder who was...

A Challenge to African American Filmmakers

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.02.2013 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

There has yet to be a feature-length film devoted entirely and exclusively to the life experience of American slaves on the scale of the Southern white-suffering epics.

Mystic Chords of Memory and the 'Heroes' of War

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

When I first arrived in America a few years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the road name, Jefferson Davis Highway. For a moment, I wondere...

Petition Takes Aim At Confederate Memorial

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

It might be a well-known symbol of the state of Georgia, but a new online petition started by an Atlanta man seeks to have the Confederate Memorial Ca...

Rebel Yelp

Brian Palmer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Palmer

I knew it was counterintuitive for an African-American (me) to visit Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy two days before Martin Luther King Day and the second inauguration of our first black president. But I went anyway, because I'm on a journey into a past I didn't know I had.

3 Memphis Parks Drop Names That Honor Confederate Past

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Three Memphis city parks that were named to honor the Confederacy have new names We...

Will Lincoln Win?

Sean Wilentz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Sean Wilentz

For almost exactly a hundred years, Hollywood has been complicit -- no, salient -- in promoting pro-Confederate falsehoods about the Civil War and Reconstruction. Now Spielberg and Kushner and everyone involved in Lincoln have at last declared, "Enough!"

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.

Arpaio Accepted Award From Confederate Heritage Group

Salon | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

While Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was denying allegations of racial profiling last year, he was accepting an award from The Sons of C...

LOOK: What's So Special About This Bill?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.16.2012 | Money

Talk about inflation. A $5 "brown back" national bank note from 1882 just sold for an eye-popping $101,790, according to Bonhams. The bill bare...

Here's What Seceding From The U.S. Will Cost You

MarketWatch | Brett Arends | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money

MarketWatch: Your state wants to secede from the union. What will this mean for your taxes? I have good news and bad news. The good news is real...

The Reality of Secession and Unicorns

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I hate to disappoint the 675,000 whiny diaper babies calling for secession in the wake of the election but, sorry, no matter how hard they stomp their feet and pout and fling their feces at the electoral map, demands for secession might as well be demands for goblins and unicorns.

Why Do Most People Think of Lincoln as an Anti-Slavery President When He Was Really More Pro-Unification?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Matthew Pinsker, Pohanka Chair for Civil War History, Dickinson College The best way to answer this...

Progressive Champion Fundraises For Controversial Dem

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Progressive champion Tom Perriello is fundraising on behalf of John Douglass, the presumptive Democratic nominee in Virginia's 5th Congressional Distr...

Lawmaker Calls For End Of 'Archaic' Tradition

Mount Pleasant Patch | Adam Crisp | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Today, public schools remain in session, municipal employees are at work, no stores are closed, but the S.C. General Assembly and thousands of state e...

Lucia Graves

Congressional Candidate's Civil War Reenactments Spark Racial Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Douglass has been a top officer in the U.S. Navy, a longtime defense lobbyist and is now a veteran Civil War reenactor. Most of tha...

South Carolina's Confederate Lieutenant Governor

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

When South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard resigned on Friday, the same day a grand jury indicted him for seven ethics violations, longtime state Sen. Glen ...

University Sorry After Band Plays Racist Song

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Black Voices

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University is apologizing after its band performed "Dixie" at a site where three black men were lynched in 1906. I...