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POV | Clip | Lesson Plan Clip 3 | The Neutral Ground

Christy Coleman and Karen Cox discuss the origins and fallacies of the Lost Cause. Among the ideas propagated are: the Civil War was fought over State’s Rights; not slavery, and the fantasy of the benevolent master. The narrative is offset by juxtaposing movie clips celebrating the gallant south with stark images of brutalized enslaved men.

S34 E1 | 0:03:34 | AIRED: 7/5/2021 |
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