Friday, December 17, 2010

Again with the Black Confederates - check out my latest Office Hours!

Greetings Cosmic Americans!

Well - it seems that this is going to be a recurring theme. But at least it's one that I enjoy talking about. You guessed it...the ridiculous idea that blacks served as soldiers in the Confederate army. Oy.

This week takes us to Mao's Kitchen - A very good Chinese restaurant on Melrose Ave specializing in country cuisine. They have some appetizing and inexpensive lunch specials too.

So have a look and let me know what you think.



  1. Great video. One minor quibble -- Lee's endorsement of the use of slaves as soldiers -- in return for their emancipation -- came at the very end of the war, in the winter of 1864-65, at the same time the move was first, formally considered by the Confederate government. The Confederate Congress did formally authorize the enlistment of slaves, with no emancipation in return for their service, in mid-March 1865, just a few weeks before Appomattox. As you say, too little, too late.

  2. Thanks for the clarification, Andy. I think Lee would have been fine with the emancipation of some slaves, to secure Confederate independence and the preservation of the slave system.