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Real Southern Rules: Three Easy Steps to a Manly Beard

It may not be a universal rule of Southern manhood, but if you look at the Southern men who have had the most impact on the history of the world — Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Z.Z. Top, Charlie Daniels and the like — they all have one thing in common: a thick, manly beard.

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Film Review: General Orders No. 9 (updated with trailer)

“There are no satisfactory words, no neat genre labels which can be placed upon this film. General Orders No. 9 marks the birth of something wholly new, yet refreshingly familiar, in cinema.”

Wayne Franklin reviews the new film General Orders No. 9 and its haunting exploration of the changing face of the South.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Civil War (pt. 3)

Time to wrap up our little series of curious facts and dispelled myths about the Civil War. Let’s start by recapping the first seven items on our list:

1. The first death in the Civil War was an accident.
2. The first non-accidental deaths in the War were not in combat.
3. The first true combat death was all because of a cow.
4. The War was largely brought about by one man’s Oedipal complex.
5. Northerners were racists, too.
6. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t do what you think it did.
7. The end of the War did not mean the end of slavery.

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Is It Proper To Honor The Confederate Dead?

Another Memorial Day has come and gone and I suspect few people paused to honor or think about the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. No surprise. It wouldn’t be politically correct to do so, right? After all, Johnny Reb wasn’t doing battle on behalf of the United States of America. And […]

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