James Loewen on telling the truth about Confederates and their latter day sympathizers
November 9, 2010 — James Loewen is co-editor of the recently published “Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader.” Remapping Debate sat down with him to discuss the importance of bringing back from obscurity the primary source documents that make clear the racism, brutality, and disloyalty of the Confederacy, as well as the continuing lure of white supremacist ideology. According to Loewen, straightforward and unromanticized accounts of Confederate ideology remain, in many quarters, the historical truth that dare not speak its name. Part 1 of the interview is below. Subequent parts are on the pages that follow.