Myth of the Lost Cause

Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he… read more

Myth of the Lost Cause Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he examines post-war arguments made by former Confederates seeking to justify their split from the Union and their defeat. In his book, Mr. Bonekemper argues that slavery and not states' rights was the primary reason for secession. He also disputes several other aspects of the Lost Cause myth, such as the idea that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was a better commander than Ulysses S. Grant, and that General Grant only defeated General Lee because of superior troop numbers and resources. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. close

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    Edward H. Bonekemper, III
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Myth of the Lost Cause

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Program ID:
407279-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 23, 2016 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 30, 2016 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 23, 2016 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2016 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2016 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2016 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2016 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2016 | 2:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2016 | 6:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2016 | 10:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 30, 2016 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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