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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2009 10:37 pm
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Johan Steele wrote: Just 2 pence from a man who is quite jaded over the "Black Confederate soldier" issue... who still cannot understrand how someone can honestly believe anyone was ever willing to fight to keep themselve in bondage.


Well said, and I think it is why some try so hard to prove there was such a thing.  If you can prove that black people fought willingly for the Confederacy, and in the numbers that advocates of black confederates like to claim, then the Confederacy was surely not fighting to protect slavery because, as you said, who would "fight to keep themselves in bondage."

From a posting you made in the other thred about slaves as southern soldiers:

"They also bristle at what they see as the disingenuous twist on political correctness fueling the black Confederate fad. 'It's a search for a multicultural Confederacy, a desperate desire to feel better about your ancestors,' says Leslie Rowland, a University of Maryland historian. 'If you suggest that some blacks supported the South, then you can deny that the Confederacy was about slavery and white supremacy.'


I have the strange feeling, though, that this thread is rapidly going the way of the "Slaves as Southern Soldiers" thred, or it at least has that potential. 

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