Oct 18, 2019
Kevin Levin is an award-winning historian and educator whose work has been featured by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, C-SPAN and NPR. His new book is Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth.
Levin explains how the Internet has allowed lies and disinformation about American history and the Civil War to spread so easily and the harm that is doing to the country’s politics.
Levin details why more than 150 years after the end of the Civil War so many people are still not able to accept that white supremacy and slavery were the root causes of why the traitorous Confederacy seceded from the Union.
Levin also explains the origins of the myth of Black Confederate Soldiers and what it reveals about historical memory and questions of racial justice and democracy in post-civil rights America.
Chauncey DeVega offers some advice about how to stay calm and focused during these tumultuous and chaotic weeks as almost every day it seems there is some “revelation” about the Trump regime’s war on democracy and the rule of law. A hint: accept what Donald Trump is and then everything all makes sense – and you don’t go crazy.
Chauncey also shares some overlooked and very important news items that show how the Trump regime’s evil is hurting real people all across America.
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