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    chmood, Sandy on Signal

    It may have contributed to ongoing anti-Northern resentment, but there is nothing in the song to be nostalgic about. As you say, it is a song from the point of view of a poor Southern farmer. Poor white farmers had it worse in the South than they did anywhere else in the nation and this song says nothing to the contrary. Neo-Confederate nostalgia usually manifests as yearning for the kind of life led by the tiny, rich, slave-owning planter class.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:46:49 PM PDT

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