"Posterity will owe everlasting thanks to John Brown for lifting up once more to the gaze of a nation grown fat and flabby on the garbage of lust and oppression, a true standard of heroic philanthropy, and each coming generation will pay its installment of the debt. . . . John Brown saw slavery through no mist or cloud, but in a light of infinite brightness, which left no one of its ten thousand horrors concealed." Frederick Douglass

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

New and Notable:

"Confederate Truths": New Website Exposes the Realities of the Confederacy and Neo-Confederate Movement

The Confederate Truths web site, in association with the Winter Institute, is an Internet extension of the book, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: "The Great Truth" about The "Lost Cause," edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta, and published by the University Press of Mississippi. On this web site you can learn the truth about the Confederacy and Neo-Confederacy.

Undoubtedly, this is going to prove an extremely valuable resource in debunking the racist mythology surrounding the Confederacy as a noble and heroic movement.  The site is loaded with information.  One example is provided on the "Reconstruction and Fusion" link, where Gen. Robert E. Lee's real colors show in an episode where he tells a Col. Carter that in order to save money, he should get ride of the ninety black laborers on his farm, including women and children, because the government would take care of them.  “I have always observed that wherever you find the negro," Lee declared, "everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.”

As noted, Confederate Truths is a companion to the Loewen and Sebesta book, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader.   We are pleased to learn about this resource and look forward to using it, and recommending it to the readers of this blog.

Confederate Truths: Documents of the Confederate & Neo-Confederate Tradition from 1787 to the Present http://www.confederatepastpresent.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=53


Harriet Tubman URR Conference, June 1-2

speakers and workshops.  The conference is June 1-2 at Chesapeake College -
Cambridge Branch in Cambridge Maryland.  Program begins with a light lunch
on Friday, June 1st at 12 noon, Celebration dinner Friday evening and Workshops all day Saturday, June 2nd.  Tours are available Thursday, May
31st and Friday AM, June 1st.  For schedule/speakers/tour and other details
check our website:  www.tubmanugrr.net.  Details are under the menus at the top of the page.  If you have questions, contact Ellen Mousin at
410-228-1064 or email: jaronson@bluecrab.org.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference Info.:

Phone:   410-228-1064
Mobile:  410-463-0694
Email:    jaronson@bluecrab.org

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