John Ashworth on Confederate Errors

17 02 2011

In a post on the NYT’s Disunion blog, Professor John Ashworth  explores the critical errors that led the Confederacy into a disastrous war with the Union.  Ashworth is a professor of American history at the University of Nottingham and the author of Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic.

Ashworth’s post, which makes some great points about pro-slavery propaganda, contains some great images, such as this one from the image collection of the Library of Congress:



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