Video: Ken Burns on the Civil War: It Was About “Slavery, Slavery, Slavery”
Filmmaker Ken Burns appeared on Face the Nation today, and had some words about the revisionist history of the Civil War constantly being pushed by the right wing. He pointed out that South Carolina’s articles of secession (the first state to secede) are all about “slavery, slavery, slavery.” And not one word about “states’ rights.”
This is a good source to use the next time you’re arguing with one of the right wing parrots trying to spread lies about the reason for the Civil War in order to discredit the civil rights movement and whitewash their own racism.
(Postscript: one of these days, CBS will join the rest of the modern world and stop using Flash for their embedded videos. Until then, smartphone users are out of luck.)