Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Richardson on How the South Won the Civil War

The National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson [!!!] Center have announced the Inaugural Washington History Seminar Webinar with Heather Cox Richardson on How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America:
While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system, which had sustained the defeated South, moved westward and there established a foothold. How the South Won the Civil War traces the story of the American paradox, the competing claims of equality and subordination woven into the nation's fabric and identity. Richardson seizes upon the soul of the country and its ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunity to all. Debunking the myth that the Civil War released the nation from the grip of oligarchy, expunging the sins of the Founding, it reveals how and why the Old South not only survived in the West, but thrived.
It will take place on Monday, July 13 at 4:00 pm EST.  Click here to register for the webinar, or watch on live the National History Center’s Facebook Page.