- Nov 9, 2016
Thanks for explaining the Yankee Lost Cause. We just did it for a little while, got no benefit from it. Oh, it was only a few. You left out, Hey, we taught em Bible Verses and Job Skills.By that title alone, the authors are either ignorant or declaring an agenda. I hope it's the first one.
Otherwise how DARE it be characterized that the "North" was involved in those things, when in truth it was never more than a fraction of them.
An HONEST title would have been something like "Yankee Dualism: Northerners who promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Southern Slavery." But no.
(Anyway we're on to it. If it can be sold that both sections were equally guilty of slavery, then "the section that chose to retain and expand slavery was no more guilty than the section that had banned slavery." Back to Lost Cause).