GDG- I love Shelby Foote - but

Dennis Lawrence denlaw at
Sat Jan 21 14:52:27 CST 2012

At 02:42 PM 1/21/2012, you wrote:
>One could go on, but this is a start.

     Foote  also referred to the war as when his ancestors stood up 
to Lincoln.

   And when he listed the positives that came out of the war, he gave 
two: everyone agreed that it was better that the union was preserved, 
and everyone agreed that both sides  fought bravely.

Notably missing is   - everyone agreed that  the end of slavery was a 
good thing?

Burns was all about setting up differences, and Barbara Fileds  and 
Shelby Foote were suitable foils.  One a  black female northern 
academic, and the other an aging white novelist with deep 
familial  roots in Mississippi.

Take Care


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