January 21, 2022

How the 'Lost Cause' narrative became American history



One of the most successful propaganda campaigns in American history was developed to obscure the role of slavery in the Civil War. The Lost Cause narrative, perpetuated by groups sympathetic to the Confederate effort, asserted the war was fought over states’ rights and downplayed slavery as the defining “right” in dispute. Host Nicole Ellis visits Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, to investigate the Lost Cause propaganda campaign, the women most influential to its success and the museum leaders determined to help the city heal by setting the record straight. Watch the series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8QBkS_wk32UAcJhMQn2vppSzoeT4pChu

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