Southern racists in our own time insist that the Confederacy was not a racist nation. Confederate political leaders directly contradict these claims.
It sounded like a ludicrous idea to me. After all, the Christian Bible is a religious text, not an historical one, and even the history that it purports to report took place in Asia, Europe, and Africa, not in Tennessee. But then, I ran across this passage from Leviticus.
Every day for the rest of the month, I’ll be noting the reality of life in the Confederacy, and for the enslaved southerners before the Civil War.