Know your Southern history so that you can help to defend it. Our heritage is too important to leave to Yankee and Scalawag revisionist.
In America today most are proud to boast of their cultural background whether that be Irish, African, Hispanic or whatever. One of the largest segments of the American population is attacked for displaying pride in their heritage, those with Confederate ancestors. We are immediately classified as racist if we display the battle flag that the Southern soldier carried as he defended his home and family from invasion. We have made some progress in convincing others that our flag is meant to symbolize heritage not hate but we have further to go. The author is one Southerner who feels that his ancestors were like their grandfathers before them, simply fighting for their right to self government. They did nothing to be pardoned for and we do nothing wrong in being proud of them just as other Americans take pride in their ancestors. The best way to do this is to become familiar with our history. In recent years many academic historians have joined the attacks of our Confederate heritage. We must not leave our history to be told by Yankee and Scalawag revisionist historians. Everyone who feels the same way should read this outline of Southern history for Unreconstructed Southerners.