Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fighting the modern-day fire-eaters: A look back to the origins of the Confederacy

March 29, 2012

Tweet As early as the 1840s, the term fire-eaters was applied to an outspoken group of Southern, pro-slavery extremists who often used distorted, and even completely untrue, language in their rhetoric.  Sound familiar? While today’s polarized and outspoken groups aren’t exactly “pro-slavery extremists,” the behavior does ring a bell eerily close to home.  But easy […]

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