Me and Jeff Davis are Finis: The Price of Confederate Heritage

Lost Cause Detritus: Beauvoir after Hurricane Katrina. Author photo, 2006.

My journey through the culture of the Lost Cause and what had been (still is?) the cult of Jefferson Davis came full circle years after my initial visit to Beauvoir upon learning about the creation of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. This project was initiated by the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), which owns …

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