How do we explain the continued endurance of the idea of black Confederates?

In this Behind the Lines interview, we talk with scholar Kevin Levin about where the phrase and idea of black Confederates came from and why it is so compelling for certain segments of the public. What would Confederates think about the notion of black Confederates? Why do these stories persist despite scanty evidence?

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DEAN: An Agrarian Republic (2015)

An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era┬áby Adam Wesley Dean. University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Paper, ISBN: 978-1469619910. $29.95.   Adam Wesley…