Episode 96: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten: The Lost Cause

How can the adoration of a traitorous act against the US sit side by side with American patriotism? What are the intentions behind the lofty monuments and wistful narratives constructed in the south after the American civil war. Join us this week as we dive into a land where cotton was king, the belles were pure, the bondsmen were happy, the yankees were agitators and the truth didn’t matter. That’s right. We’re tackling the myth of the Southern Lost Cause.

Ep 96

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SOURCES:

Up Through Slavery – Washington Post

A Cane River Tale: From Slave to Free Woman to Slave Owner – The Root

Putting an Antebellum Myth to Rest – NYT

Selling the Southern Belle by Sarah Monaco – Tulane

“SOUTHERN BELLEHOOD (DE)CONSTRUCTED: A CASE STUDY OF BLANCHE DUBOIS” BY BILJANA OKLOPČIĆ – Americana

Violence, Masculinity, Image, and Reality on the Antebellum Frontier RYAN L. DEARINGER – Indiana Magazine of History

Of Time and Frontiers: The Myth of “Cavalier” Confederate Leadership by Wilbur J Cash

REAL-LIFE RESORT FOR SLAVEOWNERS AND MISTRESSES INSPIRES FICTIONAL DEBUT

New Orleans Riot of 1866 – George Mason University

Freedmen and Republicans Murdered in New Orleans – The History Engine

When ‘Taking Our Country Back’ Led to a Massacre – Daily Beast

RACISM IN AMERICA: NEW ORLEANS CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ARE PART OF CITY’S LONG WHITE POWER HISTORY – Newsweek

Did Black People Own Slaves – The Root

The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union By George M. Fredrickson

Free People of Color in Louisiana – LSU Libraries

The Code Noir (The Black Code) – George Mason University

The Battle of Liberty Place Monument – New Orleans Historical

Church of St Anne – Cane River National Heritage Area – NPS

Maison de Marie Thérèse Coincoin Museum – NPS

Yucca (Melrose) Plantation – NPS

Explanation of the ‘Black Psyche’ – NYTs

The War in Western Louisiana. – NYTs

East and West The Wounding of Col. Sargent The Delegate Election The Constitutional History of Louisiana Henry Clay’s Monument in New-Orleans – NYTs

LOUISIANA.; The White Militia Without Arms Ill Feeling Said to be Excited Among the Negroes by Whites A Government Cotton Agent Protected by the Military from Arrest. – NYTs

THE RED RIVER VERSUS THE RAPIDAN – NYTs

THE ELEMENTS OF SOUTHERN WEALTH.; Valuation of Real and Personal Estate in Louisiana. Slaves Worth Nearly the Value of All Other Property Put Together. – NYTs

The Free State Convention Highly Important Proceedings Brig.-Gen. J.J. Reynolds, New Commander of the Defences of New-Orleans Army Movements. – NYTs

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names – NYTs

Driving Back Into Louisiana’s History – NYTs

Visualizing Blackness and the Creation of the African American Literary … By Lena Hill

APOLOGIZING TO LYNCHING VICTIMS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

Good Darky – Baton Rouge, LA

Uncle Jack Statue – Louisiana Regional Folklife Program

Louisiana’s “Uncle Jack” Statue and the Problem of Interpreting Iconography in History Museums

The Making and the Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee by Eric Foner – NYTs

Long Legged Yankee Lies – The Southern Textbook Crusade – James M McPherson

Confronting Slavery and Revealing the “Lost Cause” By James Oliver Horton – NPS

Civil War Journeys

New Orleans mayor: we can’t ignore the death, enslavement, and terror the Confederacy stood for

I’ve studied the history of Confederate memorials. Here’s what to do about them. – Vox

Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A ‘White Supremacist Future’ – NPR

The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy – The Washington Post

Here’s Why Robert E Lee Opposed Putting Up Confederate Monuments – Time

Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy – SPLC

Brazil’s Secret History of Southern Hospitality Story by Stephen G. Bloom – Narratively

AUBURN UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES DEPARTMENT Guide to the Confederados Collection, 1861-1992, RG 958

A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

The Brazilian Town Where the American Confederacy Lives On – VICE

The Good Ol’ Boys of Brazil – Daily Beast

South Goes South: American Perspectives on Southern Immigrants to Brazil Ernest R. Rheaume University of Rhode Island

Confederates in the Jungle – NYTs

Untangling the Lost Cause myth from the American story will be hard – Washington Post

Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History – NYT

Why those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts – Washington Post

 

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