Why Confederate Lies Live On: For some Americans, history isn’t the story of what actually happened; it’s the story they want to believe.

For so many of them, history isn’t the story of what actually happened; it is just the story they want to believe. It is not a public story we all share, but an intimate one, passed down like an heirloom, that shapes their sense of who they are. Confederate history is family history, history as eulogy, in which loyalty takes precedence over truth. This is especially true at Blandford, where the ancestors aren’t just hovering in the background—they are literally buried underfoot.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/06/confederate-lost-cause-myth/618711/


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