Before the war, you were a poor farmer who owned no slaves, yet strongly supported the concept of States’ Rights as defined throughout the South in the years leading up to the conflict between the States. Now, at age 85, you have the opportunity to speak to a group of much younger Southern men who are curious about the Civil War. Talk to them in the context of “The Lost Cause” as it is explained in the readings.
Lost Cause and General Robert E Lee in the Civil War Citations
Major Problems in the Civil War and Reconstruction: 3rd edition Perman
This Terrible War: 3rd edition Fellman