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“Uncivil”: The Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in School
(01-11-2018 11:54 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-08-2018 01:22 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  I've finally had the chance to go through most of these, at least the ones I thought I would find interesting. While from a historical context there is a lot to listen to and understand, the underlying tone is "White People Bad" across all aspects.

Now I don't need constant notes about how slavery started, how slavery was perpetuated, and how slavery still exists today, but there is a very focused lens on "everything white people did on both sides was actually racist" and "everthing about the current USA is racist, it's in our DNA." Those garbage comments really put a damper on what was interesting commentary on stories about counterfeiting Confederate money (The Paper - this is a good one) to undermine the southern treasury, and Civil War reenactors (The Soldiers) and the myths of the Civil War (The Takedown.) This last one is particularly aggressive.

Too bad really. I had higher hopes than a virtue signal about "Bad whitey and his terrible adventures in slavery."

Well one of the major reasons for the Emancipation Proclamation was that the South couldn't continue the war without slave labor. The Union Army was ahead of the country in supporting freedom because they started seeing slaves digging entrenchments and bringing in supplies and manning the farms. When slaves started running away it crippled the economy. Which, of course, is why the leaders of the South really wanted to keep slavery.

Plus it neutered the sentiment of the English upper class to aid the Confederacy.


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RE: “Uncivil”: The Civil War Stories We Didn’t Learn in School
(01-11-2018 02:20 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 11:54 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-08-2018 01:22 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  I've finally had the chance to go through most of these, at least the ones I thought I would find interesting. While from a historical context there is a lot to listen to and understand, the underlying tone is "White People Bad" across all aspects.

Now I don't need constant notes about how slavery started, how slavery was perpetuated, and how slavery still exists today, but there is a very focused lens on "everything white people did on both sides was actually racist" and "everthing about the current USA is racist, it's in our DNA." Those garbage comments really put a damper on what was interesting commentary on stories about counterfeiting Confederate money (The Paper - this is a good one) to undermine the southern treasury, and Civil War reenactors (The Soldiers) and the myths of the Civil War (The Takedown.) This last one is particularly aggressive.

Too bad really. I had higher hopes than a virtue signal about "Bad whitey and his terrible adventures in slavery."

Well one of the major reasons for the Emancipation Proclamation was that the South couldn't continue the war without slave labor. The Union Army was ahead of the country in supporting freedom because they started seeing slaves digging entrenchments and bringing in supplies and manning the farms. When slaves started running away it crippled the economy. Which, of course, is why the leaders of the South really wanted to keep slavery.

Plus it neutered the sentiment of the English upper class to aid the Confederacy.


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That's always stated as the main reason. To keep England and France from aiding the Confederacy.
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