Sunday, November 12, 2017

The North Busy Rewriting History (1946)

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The following is an excerpt from a 1946 pamphlet dedicated to the Public Schools of North Carolina by the Anson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in honor of its author, Dr. Henry Tucker Graham of Florence, South Carolina.  Dr. Graham was the former president of Hampton-Sidney College and for twenty years the beloved pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence, South Carolina.  Not noted below is the initial Stamp Act resistance at Wilmington, North Carolina in November 1765.
Bernhard Thuersam, www.Circa1865.com   The Great American Political Divide

The North Busy Rewriting History

“There is grave danger that our school children are learning much more about Massachusetts than about the Carolinas, and hearing more often of northern leaders than of the splendid men who led the Southern hosts alike in peace and war. Not many years ago the High School in an important South Carolina town devoted much time to the celebration of Lincoln’s Birthday — while Lee, Jackson, Hampton and George Washington received no mention.

You have all heard of Paul Revere’s ride made famous by the skillful pen of a New England writer. He rode 7 miles out of Boston, ran into a squadron of British horsemen and was back in a British dungeon before daybreak. But how many of you have heard of Jack Jouitte’s successful and daring ride of forty miles from a wayside tavern to Charlottesville to warn Governor [Thomas] Jefferson and the Legislature of the coming of a British squadron bent upon their capture?

You have heard of the Boston Tea Party, but how many know of the Wilmington, North Carolina Tea Party [of 1774]? At Boston they disguised themselves as Indians and under cover of darkness threw tea overboard. At Wilmington they did the same thing without disguise and in broad daylight.

With the utter disregard of the facts they blandly claim that the republic was founded at Plymouth Rock while all informed persons know that Plymouth was 13-1/2 years behind the times, and when its colony was reduced to a handful of half-starved immigrants on the bleak shores of Massachusetts, there was a prosperous colony of 2,000 people along the James [River] under the sunlit skies of the South.

The fact is that New England has been so busy writing history that it hasn’t had time to make it. While the South has been so busy making history that it hasn’t had time to write it.”

(Some Things For Which The South Did Not Fight, in the War Between the States.” Dr. Henry Tucker Graham, Pamphlet of Anson County, North Carolina Chapter UDC, 1946)

6 comments:

  1. I consider myself fairly educated on history. But in truth I had never heard of Jack Jouitte, or the Wilmington, Tea Party. I did know that Plymouth Rock, was far from the first colony. And it was not the success it is touted to be. I know, in school much of my education was selective. The lies about the Civil War are massive. And probably much worse today. Sadly, I fear with the push to digitize books and information. Vast amounts of history will vanish, in the next few years. Libraries are digitizing books, then discarding the actual book. Burning them in many cases.

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    1. & all women:Edenton, NC Tea Party: An American First

      http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=2859&highlight=edenton

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  2. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Jack_Jouett_s_Ride_1781

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    1. Thankshttps://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2017/11/jack-jouetts-ride-1781.html.

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  3. Truth is the foundation of our Southern history and the north has been very busy rewriting history to make us look like a bunch of scoundrels!

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