Lesson Plan Clip 3 | The Neutral Ground
Clip: Season 34 Episode 1 | 3m 34s | Video has closed captioning.
Christy Coleman and Karen Cox discuss the origins and fallacies of the Lost Cause. Among the ideas propagated are: the Civil War was fought over State’s Rights; not slavery, and the fantasy of the benevolent master. The narrative is offset by juxtaposing movie clips celebrating the gallant south with stark images of brutalized enslaved men.
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