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|Errors in this kind of discussion are in the eye of the beholder. The propaganda about the righteousness of the Southern cause has been almost unceasing since the war. The devil's bargain originally made in the Constitution over human rights still haunts us. The following quote from the Encyclopedia of Southern Literature sums up the conflict: "In 1866, Edward Pollard wrote a Confederate history of the Civil War entitled The Lost Cause in which he claimed that, although the South must “submit fairly and truthfully to what the war has properly decide,” the southern culture would carry on its beliefs (Pollard 752). Pollard’s assertion that the South would maintain its ideas turns out to be true. The South systematically attempted to wrest moral victory out of military defeat by writing its own history of the Civil War. This revisionist history of the Civil War is known as Lost Cause ideology."