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Old 18 January 2018, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by crocoduck_hunter View Post
I would probably peg the Southern Strategy as the first point on that line, when it was made clear that winning elections was much more important than ideology. But as you say, it's blurry.

Though the American Civil War was never about States' Rights, that was a lie that was spread as part of the Lost Cause of the South to make the Confederacy seem more sympathetic.
I knew that, but I wanted to put something about the civil war that no one could come back and say, "no, it was about THAT" as one would about slavery.

ETA: I also want to point out that, in part... the Southern Strategy is influenced by the fall out from the Civil war, and blah blah blah...

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