Southern Socialites’ Alternative History Campaign

The United Daughters of the Confederacy pushed the “Lost Cause” movement, revising history to reinterpret the South after the American Civil War. These women from elite antebellum families used their social, financial,  and political clout to pressure local governments to erect monuments to Confederate heroes. They formed textbook review committees to determine what Southern schoolchildren learned about the war, indoctinating children about the Confederate cause, ensuring that generations grew up as segregationists. A Vox video.


“The Secret History of America’s Worthless Confederate Monuments,” Kate Wagner, The New Republic

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One Response to “Southern Socialites’ Alternative History Campaign”

  1. HAT Says:

    It’s personal all right.

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