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Letters: What the Civil War was about

June 06, 2013

Re "Hero of the Lost Cause," Opinion, June 2

The sanitizing of the Confederate cause described by Craig Fehrman is as nonsensical and offensive as the more recent efforts to rehabilitate the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II as a case of genuine military necessity.

In addition to Fehrman's examples of faulty recall, moreover, these nostalgic Confederate buffs consistently ignore the fulsome defenses of slavery clearly articulated in the Southern states' formal declarations of secession.

Gary R. White

Studio City


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