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Podcast Episode 97

Podcast Episode 97

The Week in Review at the Abbeville Institute, Nov 6-10 2017. Topics: Reconstruction, Jewish Confederates, Southern weather, Southern literature, Southern culture. Don’t Miss a Podcast Episode. Subscribe to The Week in Review at Abbeville Instutute Podcast. Subscribe on iTunes Let’s block ads! (Why?) … Read more at the Abbeville Institute (The opinions in this article…

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Worth Way More Than yankee Money

Worth Way More Than yankee Money

Confederate half dollar sets record Numismatic News – A Confederate Half Dollar certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation led the way in Heritage Auctions’ sale of Part IX of the Eric P. Newman Collection on Nov. 1. It realized a record $960,000 Newman IX contains 427 NGC-certified coins, tokens and medals, the latest in a series…

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anti-Southerners, Kudzu & Gettin’ Stoopid in Charlottesville

anti-Southerners, Kudzu & Gettin’ Stoopid in Charlottesville

Knitted kudzu vines briefly decorated Confederate statue (In some states Kudzu propagation is is a felony. – Ed.) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — A statue in Charlottesville was covered with knitted kudzu on Thursday morning, thanks to a group of local knitters. The Kudzu Project, which is described as a “guerrilla art installation,” was installed on…

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Today in Southern History: Commander Wirz Hanged

Today in Southern History: Commander Wirz Hanged

10 November 1865 On this date in 1865… Federal authorities in Washington D.C. hanged Confederate Major Henry Wirz, commander of the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia,  after a farcical show trial  found him guilty of supposed acts that occurred before he even took over as commandant of the post. Other Years: 1782 – George Rogers Clark attacked the Miami…

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A Little Change in the Weather

A Little Change in the Weather

We hear endless accounts today concerning the dire effects of global climate change, as well as the horrific devastation caused by the recent hurricanes that have mainly struck the Southern states. However, if one studies the five billion years of Earth’s climatic history, it should soon become evident that climate change has been an ongoing…

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“Rules For Rebels”–How to defeat Leftists and RINO’s

“Rules For Rebels”–How to defeat Leftists and RINO’s

by Al Benson Jr. Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America Recently, I attended a meeting in Port Allen, Louisiana, just west of Baton Rouge. It was sponsored by the Kennedy Brothers, Ron and Donnie. The overall agenda for the meeting was taken from the book by Ron Kennedy, Dixie Rising–Rules for Rebels, published earlier this…

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Today in Southern History: A.P. Hill

Today in Southern History: A.P. Hill

9 November 1825  On this date in 1825…  Confederate General Ambrose Powell “A.P.” Hill was born in Culpepper, Virginia. Other Years: 1813 – General Ferdinand Claiborne led a large force of Mississippi volunteers to fight the Creeks. Entering Choctaw lands, a large contingent of Choctaws led by Chief Pushmataha, joined the force. 1851 – Kentucky marshals…

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Jewish Confederates

Jewish Confederates

The Jewish people have endured much throughout their long history, yet have always continued to hold on to their religious and cultural identity. Finding a safe harbor from persecution was perhaps the main justification for the formation of the State of Israel in 1948. Yet before this monumental event, amidst the often tumultuous sea of…

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Battle over Lakeland Confederate monument: Who should decide?

Battle over Lakeland Confederate monument: Who should decide?

  LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – A new plan could keep a controversial Confederate memorial in Lakeland. Current commissioners will soon vote on it, but that’s bringing about a new controversy. In January, several new commissioners will be seated, and they want a say. “We believe that we’ve done our vetting, we’ve listened to our citizens, and it’s…

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Today in Southern History: The Trent Affair

Today in Southern History: The Trent Affair

8 November 1861  On this date in 1861… Confederate Commissioners to England, James Mason & John Slidell were seized by the crew of the U.S.S. San Jacinto from the British ship H.M.S. Trent on the high seas in violation of international law. Other Years: 1954 – The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics…

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A Changing Reconstruction Narrative

A Changing Reconstruction Narrative

Those who have read his Count of Monte Cristo can readily appreciate the wisdom of Alexander Dumas who wrote, “The difference between treason and patriotism is a matter of dates.” Similarly, Civil War era historical interpretations are a matter of dates. Consider the example of President Ulysses Grant.  While the many corruption scandals during his presidency cannot be…

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Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

The Newnan Times-Herald – Financial contributions are needed for repairs at a historic Coweta County cemetery damaged by recent storms. The Johnson Cemetery is located between Weldon Road and Johnson Circle south of Palmetto. The cemetery is parallel to Highway 29 but is often unnoticed by motorists passing by.  Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1289…

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Today in Southern History: Billy Graham

Today in Southern History: Billy Graham

7 November 1918   On this date in 1918… Evangelist Billy Graham was born at Charlotte, North Carolina. Other Years: 1794 –  After a year of raids by Americans and Chickamaugas, Tennessee Governor William Blount meets with Cherokee and the offshoot Chickamauga Chiefs at the Tellico Blockhouse. Forty Chiefs are present and agree to peace as well…

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Southern Tales of Glory and Woe

Southern Tales of Glory and Woe

A review of A New England Romance: And Other Southern Stories by Randall Ivey (Shotwell Press, 2016). Randall Ivey’s book of Southern stories will make you laugh, cry and nod your head in recognition of delightful characters you feel you have known forever, or at least most of your life. This is especially true if…

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Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Gadsden Times – Here’s a fish tale to sink your teeth into: “The secret is in the presentation of the fish,” said Tommy Cristwell, the chief cook for the Sunday meal we attended. “The choice of the fish has to be a high-quality fish raised in a carefully-tended pond, and the cooking temperature has to…

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Today in Southern History: Jefferson Davis Elected

Today in Southern History: Jefferson Davis Elected

6 November 1861  On this date in 1861… Confederate States voters went to the polls to elect their official leaders to replace the provisional government.  Jefferson Davis was elected as the first president of the Confederate States of America. Other Years: 1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European…

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An Expired Narrative

An Expired Narrative

Portraying a furtive agenda as a benevolent endeavor has occurred frequently throughout our history. Unscrupulous politicians have been able to hoodwink the public because it takes a while for their fraudulence to be discovered; Sometimes decades. The Reconstruction of Southern states is a classic example of this phenomenon. There were rational, well-thought out strategies put…

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Today in Southern History: Cassville, Georgia Burned

Today in Southern History: Cassville, Georgia Burned

5 November 1864  On this date in 1864… The 5th Ohio Cavalry acting under General W.T. Sherman’s orders burned Cassville, Georgia. Other Years: 1912 – Arizona voted for women’s suffrage. 1968 – Republican Richard M. Nixon won the U.S. presidency, defeating Democrat Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent Party candidate George C. Wallace. 1994…

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Well, Did He Or Didn’t He?

Well, Did He Or Didn’t He?

by Al Benson Jr. Last evening I read an article on InfoWars.com that stated that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from having anything to do with Hillary’s Uranium One scandal or the investigation of it. Needless to say, such information was distressing. And it made me wonder where Mr. Sessions was really at….

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Today in Southern History: Will Rogers

Today in Southern History: Will Rogers

4 November 1879 On this date in 1879 – Cherokee and Southern cowboy, comedian, social commentator, and actor, Will Rogers was born in Oologah, Indian Territory. (Now Oklahoma)  Rogers used to say, “My family didn’t come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat. Other Years: 1833 – Lieutenant Rains reported that since the beginning…

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