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Needed Myth: The Creation of Black Confederate Soldiers
Introduction and Section One: How is this myth cooked up.
Section Two: Supplemental information on how this myth is cooked up.
Appendix One: Confederate Congressional Record Shows clearly the Confederacy was vehemently opposed to the idea of black soldiers.
Supplement to Appendix One: I went through the Confederate Congressional Record from the Southern Historical Society Papers (SHSP) and have indexed the items concerning the employment of African Americans in the Confederate army. The Confederate Congressional Record published in 1905 is hard to find, but the SHSP are more widely available.
SHSPConfedCongBlk1 ** Section One
SHSPConfedCongBlk2 ** Section Two
SHSPConfedCongBlk3 ** Section Three
Appendix Two: Who's Who on the Masthead of the Journal of Confederate History Who is making up this myth.
Appendix Three: An article from the Confederate Veteran June 1915 on how Black Confederate soldiers were proposed as a last desparate measure, but also why it never happened.
Appendix Four: Other miscellaneous documention refuting the idea of Black Confederate soldiers.
Appendix Five: Desperate Measures - How This "Black Confederate Myth" gets started.
Appendix Six: James Loewen writes on Black Confederates as a myth from his book, "Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong," 1999, The New Press.
Appendix Seven: Column by Caroll Wilson, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas, July 9, 2000.
Asa Gordon's webpage on "Afro-Confederates: Southern Fantasies & Historical Myths." Asa Gordon travels the country giving lectures on the myth of the Afro-Confederate.
Letter which the Fort Worth Star - Telegram would not publish.
Last summer Asa Gordon spoke in Kissimmee, Florida. This is located near Orlando, Florida. The speaking engagement was reported in the Osceola Sentinal, an Edition of the Orlando Sentinel. You can read about it at http://members.aol.com/asargordon/markpino.htm. To visit his webpage click here. To see his specific webpage on the myth of black Confederates click here. To read my webpages on the myth of black Confederates, click here
Additional articles and editorials
The editor Caroll Wilson of the Wichita Falls, Texas Times News Record article.
Ed Sebesta's letter to the editor of the Wichita Falls, Texas Times News Record.
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