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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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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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