Wednesday, July 16, 2014
7/16- CONFEDERATE TROOPS WHO WANTED TO CONTINUE LIVING THEIR DIXIE LIFE-STYLE FLED TO BRAZIL AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. WE MEET OUR LONG-LOST CONFEDERATE COUSINS.
Trashing public figures who hold what you consider the wrong ideology is always a delight, but talk hosts can be diverted with stories as grand as this one. A group of wealthy Confederate soldiers didn’t want to live under Abraham Lincoln, so after the Civil War they went to Brazil, where they were most welcome because they knew all about growing cotton. PROFESSOR STEPHEN BLOOM went to the town of Americana in Brazil where the descendants of those Johnny Rebs live to this day, and talk to each other in the ENGLISH OF THE SOUTH AT THE TIME OF THE CIVIL WAR. Professor Bloom visits with Sara this evening.
Posted by Sara Pentz at 4:26 PM