Tapestry

Uncivil History

From plantation tours to the myth of the black Confederate soldier, the history of slavery and the American Civil War has often been whitewashed. In this special episode, Tapestry investigates how distorted versions of the past can do so much harm in the present.
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Historian Kevin Levin's new book Searching for Black Confederates looks at how the myth of the black Confederate has evolved, and the impact it has on the racial divide today.

Podcast host Nygel Turner said his tour of a Louisiana slave plantation shows how much damage is done when history is distorted or erased.