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Journalists, politicians, authors and newsmakers from around the world come together.

How the South Won the Civil War with Dr. Heather Cox Richardson

While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in her new book, How the South Won the Civil War, that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system, which had sustained the defeated South, continued, and inequality and subordination was woven into the nation's fabric and identity.