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Author Topic: How do you define the South?  (Read 2205 times)

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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »

Hey! Even though I'm a mild Civil War buff, I'm not sure that this is the place to refight it. I will recommend Tony Horwitz's CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC. That's the book that got me into it about and I wound up spending a few days in Gettysburg this spring.
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2018, 07:34:23 PM »

I guess I'll chip in. I'd say the South consists of all the original British colonies (Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia) at the time of the Revolution (so this includes Kentucky, W. Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, and maybe Mississippi). If you think about it, the Southern accent is pretty much a corruption of the British accent (also why Brits are really good at Southern accents).
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »

Hey! Even though I'm a mild Civil War buff, I'm not sure that this is the place to refight it. I will recommend Tony Horwitz's CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC. That's the book that got me into it about and I wound up spending a few days in Gettysburg this spring.

That is a nice sentiment you have to suggest not discussing the war here, but then you recommend a book (a few mouse clicks reveals) that takes a very biased stance on the war.
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2018, 09:12:02 PM »

If a state cannot "legally" secede, as some people wrongly claim, then the idea of a state being "readmitted" is an oxymoron because the state never "left" in the first place.
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2018, 09:46:52 PM »

Hey! Even though I'm a mild Civil War buff, I'm not sure that this is the place to refight it. I will recommend Tony Horwitz's CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC. That's the book that got me into it about and I wound up spending a few days in Gettysburg this spring.

That is a nice sentiment you have to suggest not discussing the war here, but then you recommend a book (a few mouse clicks reveals) that takes a very biased stance on the war.

As opposed to a work glorifying the Lost Cause, I’m sure.

I fail to see why so many people such as yourself remain so embittered about something that happened 100+ years before your birth.
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2018, 09:55:35 PM »

That is a nice sentiment you have to suggest not discussing the war here, but then you recommend a book (a few mouse clicks reveals) that takes a very biased stance on the war.
As opposed to a work glorifying the Lost Cause, I’m sure.
I fail to see why so many people such as yourself remain so embittered about something that happened 100+ years before your birth.

My ancestors didn't come to the U.S. until 1905 and for that matter to Chicago where I was born so any 'embitterment' is a projection of your own mind.
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Re: How do you define the South?
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2018, 10:15:03 PM »

ok, let's cool it for a while.
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