Examine the myth of the Lost Cause: a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state's rights.
In the 1860’s, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy. They seceded in response to the growing movement for the nationwide abolition of slavery. Yet barely a year after the Civil War ended, southern sources began claiming the conflict was about state’s rights. How did this revisionist history come about? Karen L. Cox examines the cultural myth of the Lost Cause.
Lesson by Karen L. Cox, directed by Anton Bogaty.
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/debunking-the-myth-of-the-lost-cause-a-lie-embedded-in-american-history-karen-l-cox
Dig deeper with additional resources: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/debunking-the-myth-of-the-lost-cause-a-lie-embedded-in-american-history-karen-l-cox#digdeeper
Cite This Work
TED-Ed, . (2021, April 02). Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded in American History - Karen L. Cox. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2406/debunking-the-myth-of-the-lost-cause-a-lie-embedde/
TED-Ed, . "Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded in American History - Karen L. Cox." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 02, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2406/debunking-the-myth-of-the-lost-cause-a-lie-embedde/.
TED-Ed, . "Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded in American History - Karen L. Cox." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Apr 2021. Web. 20 Jan 2022.