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Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause: A lie embedded in American history
In the 1860's, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy. They seceded in response to the growing movement for the nationwide abolition of slavery. Yet barely a year after the Civil War ended, southern sources began claiming the conflict was about state's rights. How did this revisionist history come about? Karen L. Cox examines the cultural myth of the Lost Cause. [Directed by Anton Bogaty, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Stephen LaRosa].