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New thread that I will add to over the coming days as I re-watch Ken Burns' The Civil War.

I'm gonna call this #WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary. 🤓

(@netflix listen up!)
1. Starting with Episode 1, "The Cause," the doc does not mention #slavery until a full 6 minutes in, erroneously stating that #RobertELee "disapproved" of slavery.🙄

nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/…
2. Then he LITERALLY ATTRIBUTES THE CAUSE OF THE WAR TO STATES' RIGHTS.

Direct quote: “what began as a bitter dispute over union and states’ rights..."

#WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary
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The removal of the #Confederate monuments is part of a.communist Progressive to destroy culture & Nations. The southern states fought for state rights against the northern aggression and the United States.
You will not find any record the southern states committed treason... I guarantee it. Look up...
No Treason The Constitution of No Authority (1870) By Lysander Spooner. Our republican form of governments was hijacked because of a military coup. I'll explain...There was...
...two wars in the 1860’s the so-called Civil War...it was really an international war & The Reconstruction war was called the Reconstruction Act. Below are important historical facts of the governmental transition what we have to this day.
#SundayMorning
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Today, the @TXSBOE will hear public testimony on eliminating Helen Keller, Hillary Clinton and dozens of other people from the state's history curriculum.

Follow me for live tweets from the debate and read this for background: dallasnews.com/news/education… #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE And we're off!

The @TXSBOE has gaveled in. Chair Bahorich says live stream is down, so I'm glad I'm here in person!

First up today is public testimony on the changes to the social studies curriculum. 35 people have signed up to speak. #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE Some curriculum changes have gotten more attention than others.

Yes, Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton (both recommended, not required, to be taught) are on the chopping block.

But there are DOZENS of other proposed changes too.

dallasnews.com/news/education… #txlege
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#2018SHA @HilaryGreen77 with a fantastic paper on Black Richmonders & the 1915 Emancipation Exposition.
#2018SHA @HilaryGreen77 - building on the spirit of the Exposition, Carter Woodson created the Journal of Negro History, Black History Month, etc. = breaking up the narrative of the #Confederate #LostCause w REAL Black History.🔥🔥🔥
#2018SHA now up: @AdamHDomby on #Confederate pension fraud.
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Shall we appease this cult impeccably? Let us muster outside and swing dark bells while chanting “shame” at the very material. To cleanse it properly in fire, we must smelt our own dignity for a chance to see molten racism spill to our feet like evil lava.
jtrue.com/blog/fellow-so…
... Today is the day to find the spine. You will not like these people better down on your belly. We must not lose ourselves by groveling for forgiveness from a horde of social terrorists who insist their own genitals are a thought experiment.
Facebook will not allow me to share this article. There is no cursing, nudity, or violence. #thegreatawakening #Confederate
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Thread as promised on the Solid White (#Confederate) South thesis, including the "herding thesis," culture of honor, "Cracker culture" tropes, & why overturning these rids us (false) history written by white supremacists.
1. In the years following the Civil War, all the way to the post-Depression era, historians-both racists like U.B. Phillips, as well as anti-racists like WEB DuBois & William M. Brewer (the editor of the Journal of Negro History for nearly two decades)-described the white South
2. as deeply divided bw wealthy slaveholders & poor whites. There were middling-class yeomen, as well, but their focus was on the tensions bw the haves & the "helots." But by the 1920&30s rich white Southerners were frightened by a rapidly industrializing, urbanizing country- &
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