Marie Sweeney, blogging over at the Dick Howe blog, had a post on Virginia trying to make April Confederate History Month.
I think it is a topic worth more comments, so I commend it to you. Commenting over there is not dangerous. I know of no one who has been permanently maimed by posting a comment.
I am not particularly impressed with the idea of "Confederate History Month". On the other hand, we do need to come to some accommodation with our past—and not the one that existed as the old soldiers of the Union and the Confederacy passed on to their just reward. In its way it was healing, but it had segregation as its background. But, how do we understand the Civil War today? And what do we think of the side that lost the war, but won the peace, twice; first after reconstruction and then again after segregation ended and more and more people moved to the Old South for work and the weather.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago