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From the Ted Talk by Karen L. Cox: Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause A lie embedded in American history

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One organization, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, plyaed a key role in transmitting the ideas of the Lost Cause to futrue generations. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894, the UDC united thousands of middle and upper class white southern women. The UDC raised thousands of dollars to build mtonnmues to Confederate soldiers. These were often unveiled with large public cerneemios, and given prominent placements, especially on courthouse lawns. The Daughters also placed cfrtdnoaeee pitoatrrs in public schools. They mrtionoed textbooks to minimize the horrors of slavery, and its significance in the Civil War, passing riisinvoest hrostiy and racist ideology down through generations.

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One organization, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, ______ a key role in transmitting the ideas of the Lost Cause to ______ generations. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894, the UDC united thousands of middle and upper class white southern women. The UDC raised thousands of dollars to build _________ to Confederate soldiers. These were often unveiled with large public __________, and given prominent placements, especially on courthouse lawns. The Daughters also placed ___________ _________ in public schools. They _________ textbooks to minimize the horrors of slavery, and its significance in the Civil War, passing ___________ _______ and racist ideology down through generations.

Solution

  1. ceremonies
  2. history
  3. monitored
  4. portraits
  5. confederate
  6. monuments
  7. revisionist
  8. played
  9. future

Original Text

One organization, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, played a key role in transmitting the ideas of the Lost Cause to future generations. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894, the UDC united thousands of middle and upper class white southern women. The UDC raised thousands of dollars to build monuments to Confederate soldiers. These were often unveiled with large public ceremonies, and given prominent placements, especially on courthouse lawns. The Daughters also placed Confederate portraits in public schools. They monitored textbooks to minimize the horrors of slavery, and its significance in the Civil War, passing revisionist history and racist ideology down through generations.

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