Tag Archive: What is the "Lost Cause?"

A New Story for the Old South: Revisiting the “Lost Cause”

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The men and women of the South should not be judged for failing to live up today’s standards of morality. The men and women of the North could not live up to those standards. But the story of the “Lost Cause” should be judged against the test of empirical observation. When compared to the historical record, the story of the “Lost Cause” becomes almost nonsensical. It has ignored large swaths of the historical record constructing a story that fails both to consider and explain the past it seeks to promote.

The Lie of “Lost Cause:” Why Christians Should Rethink the Noble Confederacy

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Despite the assertions the Confederate leaders and of the “Lost Cause” historians, an examination of history reveals that men and women of the Southern states were neither particularly noble nor Christian. They fought the perceived injustice of northern aggression to maintain their own expressions of injustice.