Category Archives: History

Appalachia’s Impoverishment

Appalachia Over the years, I have tried to explain this to various White Nationalists on the internet who know very little about Southern history, and who are under the misguided impression that Southern cotton plantations – hundreds of miles away … Continue reading

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Colonial Appalachia

Appalachia The first chapter of John Alexander Williams’ Appalachia: A History is an account of the settlement of Appalachia by the first White settlers, the Germans and English, who were soon followed into the Great Valley from Pennsylvania by the … Continue reading

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Confederate Appalachia

Virginia Here’s an excerpt from John Alexander Williams’ book, Appalachia: A History: “It was also a fact, however, that the mountain region had plenty of secessionists. Thomas Clingman and William Waightstill Avery, Democratic rivals of Vance for leadership in western … Continue reading

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Defining Appalachia

Appalachia Here’s the map of Appalachia which can be found in John Alexander Williams’ book, Appalachia: A History: Note: The orange counties are the Appalachian “core,” which are commonly included in almost all definitions of Appalachia, and the yellow counties … Continue reading

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Appalachia Project

Alabama We’ve already learned a lot here about the cultural origins of the Lower South in the “Golden Circle” plantation complex which was centered on the Caribbean. Here’s what arrived in the mail this morning:

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Kentucky Unionism

Kentucky I’m currently reading Kent Dollar, Larry Whiteaker, W. Calvin Dickinson’s book, Sister States, Enemy States: The Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee. The book explores why Kentucky, officially, chose to remain in the Union while Tennessee, officially, seceded and joined the Confederacy. … Continue reading

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Rainbow Confederates: Kentucky Racial Attitudes

Kentucky Here’s an except from the chapter “Kentucky Unionism” in Kent T. Dollar, Larry H. Whiteaker and W. Calvin Dickinson’s book, Sister States, Enemy States: The Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee: “Although the average mid-century Kentuckian may have been … Continue reading

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Alexander Dugin: Letter to the American People on Ukraine

Russia Here’s something new to update the Ukraine discussion: Note: It’s a historical thicket that I don’t care to venture into. I agree with Dugin that it is no business or concern of ours here in Dixie. “In this difficult … Continue reading

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Georgia House Approves MLK Statue

Georgia The final vote was 173-3. Note: As of the 2012 election, Republicans control the Georgia House, 119-60. They’ve used their control of the governorship and state legislature to tear down the Tom Watson statue and erect an MLK statue in … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Review: Haiti’s Bad Press

Haiti Haiti’s Bad Press: Origins, Development, and Consequences by the anthropologist Robert Lawless can be summed up as another one of the “rose-tinted accounts of the civilization and progress of Hayti” mentioned by Sir Spenser St. John. In this case, Lawless … Continue reading

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