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Comment replies consisting solely of images will be removed. Well, based on convos with my Canadian family, at least back in the 70s and 80s and 90s the attitude at school was very much that slavery was a Southern US thing. I’d like to think that now the education system takes more responsibility for the history of Slavery in Canada, even if it was far less prevalent that in the US South. In the north, where I grew up in the 2000s, the same kind of attitude existed, but with slightly more historical context,

uk canada goose But that’s just related to the education system. Overall, the cultural attitude in both Canada and New England is VERY much that slavery was a Southern thing. Same canada goose outlet edmonton misconception that racism is a southern thing. The reality is that both slavery and racism existed up here in Canada NE, and racism is up here too, just in different forms. (I could talk about attitudes about racism in Canada NE at length, let me know if it intrigues you and I can elaborate. It’s pretty interesting and nuanced) uk canada goose

Canada Goose Jackets I’m curious about you, what did you learn in school, and how do most people tend to think about this stuff?From canada goose outlet ottawa what I remember most of the 1800s were glossed over. Slavery canada goose uk price was evil, slave owners were evil, and the south fought the north over being able to keep their slaves. Sharecropping was a «better» system post war and slavery, then Teddy Roosevelt happened. All through elementary, middle, and part of high school the era was taught with a very clear good guy vs bad guy mentality. Always very simplified and cut and dry. That honestly answers my original question as well now that I’ve written out. It wasn’t until college that I ever had classes really dive into slavery and the politics around it. canada goose outlet Canada Goose Jackets

Slavery has always been this very dark and embarrassing part of our history, and in my experience, has always been talked about as such. My mom even tried to teach me to speak without a southern accent for a long time. There has always been a pro south sentiment, even in my own family, but it’s generally centered around the war and how the Union won the war, and not around the fact the south lost or slavery.

canada goose uk black friday Apologies for formatting canada goose and black friday and such. I’m pretty curious about what kind of school canada goose jobs uk district you were in. A friend of mine from Missouri had a totally different experience with a more non historical attitude about slavery and the Civil War (ie either not talking about it, or making it not about slavery) canada goose uk black friday

uk canada goose outlet Can you explain canada goose outlet locations more about how you or your family balanced southern pride without making it about the civil war or something? If I’m understanding you right, it sounds like you folks are just proud about the good things about your culture/home, rather than trying to ignore the past and be proud of incomplete history. Most people across the country are proud of where they’re from, but the stereotypes don’t usually give southern folks much creditMost cheap canada goose decoys of my schooling was small private Christian schools. At the worst, I had a science book titles «Science from the Christian Perspective». It taught how Darwin was an evil individual sent by the devil to tear down Christianity. I wish I was making that up. uk canada goose outlet

canada goose uk outlet I went to a Catholic college prep high school. Half of our teachers were college professors who got tired of teaching at the college level and willingly took the pay cut to teach at their alma mater. Some of the teachers matched what I had experienced at small town Christian school, and the rest were named Coach. I went to college at the University of Alabama which was burnt down during the Civil War, has canada goose repair uk its place in civil rights history, and has only recently acknowledged that they canada goose outlet store uk employed (?) slaves. canada goose uk outlet

canada goose clearance sale My dad loved Civil War history so it’s hard for me to remember what was taught to me in school and where he felt the need to fill in blanks. As far as lower education, I feel like I remember being taught much more about the American Revolution. Everything between the Declaration and WWII is more a list of events. Most of my knowledge of the time comes from taking Alabama history at UA and my parents. canada goose clearance sale

buy canada goose jacket cheap You’re exactly right about how my family is proud of where they are from. Neither side of my family had money. My dad’s side of the family built houses as far back as 1900 1910. My moms family came up working in fields. They came up through the generations viewing a worker as a worker regardless of race. That’s what I’ve been told anyway. buy canada goose jacket cheap

buy canada goose jacket My families pro south sentiment mostly stems from what they saw as unnecessary tactics by the Union with General Sherman’s march through Georgia and the burning of the University of Alabama. They also see the «reconstruction» as an occupation buy canada goose jacket.