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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2012 12:29 pm
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I'm not sure its an accusation as opposed to a statement of what Jubal Early believed. Despite being a reluctant secessionist, after the war Early's writings espoused the "Lost Cause," by which I mean the theory that the South could not have won the war against the superior resources of the North but that the cause of Southern honor was worth fighting for anyway. Whether this theory is true is a different discussion. I would start by reading Gary Gallagher's "The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History." Also worth reading is, David Blight's "Race and Reunion" (pp. 264-270)

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