Jim Wiggins, Author at Magnolia State Live

Civil War

Why was the Confederacy so obsessively devoted to preserving slavery?

As the great historian C. Vann Woodward told us, “Nowhere else did a slave society wage a life-and-death struggle for its existence with abolition at ... Read more

by Jim Wiggins, Thursday, April 5, 2018 2:00 pm

Civil War

How the states’ rights argument was used as a mask to hide the hideousness of white supremacy

States' rights were merely means to an end. As such, they were tactics subject to change. Read more

by Jim Wiggins, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 11:04 am