Lost cause?
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33am

The cause was then as it is now. States Rights, Yankee imperialism, and hypocritical idealistic do gooders seeking to overthrow an economic order operated by the Southern elites that was already in the throes of dissolution due to rapid industrialization and mechanization. In other words slavery was a dying institution. The issue was economic imperialism.

  • Interesting article from a historian with an intriguing personal perspective on the Civil War and neo-Confederates.... more
    • Irony in the namePikes, Thu Sep 14 11:17am
      the enlightened William Black. Epiphanies don't always occur on the other side of a pinpoint of balance and time identified. Sometimes they evolve more slowly and insidiously, where it is hardly... more
    • Lost cause? — PH👎🏼👎🏼EY, Thu Sep 14 7:33am
    • I will see it now... Thanks! (nm)Sia☺giah, Thu Sep 14 1:00am
      • telling us about how HE sees the causes of the war and what's happening with it now. That's certainly valid and worth reading, but it does NOT seem to be about the historical facts of the causes of... more
        • Granted...Amadeus, Fri Sep 15 10:12am
's an opinion piece, but his is a very educated opinion, considering his field. My condolences on your family's loss. It's been a tough year. Amadeus