Tag Archives: Confederate States of America

Beyond the CSA: 12 Extinct Nations of the South, pt. 1

Until the late 19th century, the South was a virtual breeding ground for failed nations, nation-states and republics? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the highlights … or low-lights, as they were:

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The Best of RSM: 10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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Get Your Civil War On

Last week, we had a Civil War theme week here on RSM. With the four-year Sesquicentennial of the War going on, you can expect more of that in coming months. Here’s a look at our best posts from last week, as well as previous Civil War stories…

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10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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A Real Southern Man is… #61

How do you define a Real Southern Man? We’d love to hear your comments. But first…

Today’s entry of “A Real Southern Man is…” reveals the disparate sides of the double-edged sword that is Southern history. It’s a sad, sobering fact that, depending on the color of our skin, our view of certain aspects of our collective past can vary widely.

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10 Things you May Not Know About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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