The Lost Cause of the Confederacy was a tool in the shape of a history lesson. The American Civil War had just ended, but war is a bitter and terrible thing, and so the country that had so nearly been split in two by war tried to find a way to mend the terrible wounds they had inflicted on each other. The South needed a way to pick themselves up and go forward with pride despite their loss, and the North needed a way to see their Southern members as brethren once again. And so the Lost Cause of the Confederacy came to be, a lie with enough truth to make it palatable, used to paint over the bitter truths of the war. || More Human Echoes stuff: http://humanechoes.com || Become a member for BONUS PODCASTS: http://bit.ly/1NkSWnQ || Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HumanEchoes
Bad Ideas Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2yrDfyx
Buy some T-shirts: http://bit.ly/1NetNNP
Follow us on Mixer for all of our live streams:: https://Mixer.com/HumanEchoes
Listen to Bad Ideas: https://youtu.be/8RDb6jlY_4A
Watch Dirt Block: https://youtu.be/MfdHU-E_N70
Watch Dwarf Fortress: https://youtu.be/H2KR9Ny4iy8
You can also follow the Human Echoes Peeps on Twitter!