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How the South Won the War
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How the South (or White Supremacy?) Won the War (1865–1877): Historical myths, including that the Klan ‘saved the South’ from carpetbagger incompetence, corruption and Freedmen’s brutality—considered and debated through testimony by ex-slaves and others. A revolution partly fulfilled—and deferred.

  1. The Birth of a Myth: the founding of the Ku Klux Klan by ex-Confederate officers
  2. Fear’s Triumph: White Supremacists dominate the Democratic Party and drive Republican reconstructionists from power in the South.