Confederate Truths: Documents of the Confederate & Neo-Confederate Tradition from 1787 to the Present.

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan
John C. Calhoun Pro-Slavery U.S. Senator
Jefferson Davis
Alexander H. Stephens
Mildred Rutherford Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Strom Thurmond
R.L. Dabney
Confederate General Robert E. Lee

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The Gathering Storm (1787-1860)
The Gathering Storm
(1787 – 1860)
Secession (1859-1861)
(1859 – 1861)
Civil War (1861-1865)
Civil War
(1861 – 1865)
Reconstruction and Fusion (1866-1890)
The Civil Rights Era (1940-Present)
The Civil Rights Era
(1940 – Present)








William Lee Miller, Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress (NY: A. A. Knopf, 1996).


H. Shelton Smith, In His Image, But …: Racism in Southern Religion, 1780-1910 (Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 1972).


Hugh Thomas, The Slave Trade (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997).




Charles B. Dew, Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War  (Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia, 2001)


Wakelyn, Jon L., Southern Pamphlets on Secession: November 1860-April 1861," (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1996).


Civil War


Dudley Taylor Cornish,  The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1864 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1987).


Richard Nelson Current, Lincoln’s Loyalists: Union Soldiers from the Confederacy (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992).


Bruce Levin, Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006).


Alan T. Nolan, Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History  (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1991).


James M. McPherson, The Battle Cry of Freedom (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1988).


Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over: Slavery and the Civil War (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007).


Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy, & Leslie S. Rowland, Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).


Winthrop D. Jordan, Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993).


Michael Fellman, The Making of Robert E. Lee (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2000).





Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (NY: Harper & Row, 1988).


Leon F. Litwack, Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery, by Leon F. Litwack, (NY: Vintage Books, 1979).


David W. Blight, Frederick Douglass’ Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee (Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1989).



Late 19th Century and 20th Century Prior to the Modern Civil Rights Movement



Rayford W. Logan, The Negro in American Life and Thought: The Nadir, reprinted as The Betrayal of the Negro (NY: Macmillian Collier, 1965 [1954]). Also, (NY: De Capo Press Edition, 1997).


C. Van Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1955).


David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001).


Leon F. Litwack, Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow, (NY: A.A. Knopf, 1998).



Civil Rights Era



Karl Fredrickson, The Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968 (Chapel Hill, Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2001).


Euan Hague, Heidi Beirich, and Edward H. Sebesta, editors, Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2008).


Neil R. McMillen, The Citizens’ Councils: Organized Resistance to the Second Reconstruction, 1954-64 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971).


Paul V. Murphy, The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2001).




John Hope Franklin, Alfred A. Moss, Jr.,  From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans, 6th edition (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1988 [1947]).


William C. Davis, The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996).