The South vs. The Confederacy

the Confederacy is not “the South.” It is not “the South now,” certainly. It was not even “the South” in 1861. The conflation of the Confederacy with “the South” began, I suspect, as some tired editor’s attempt to make a headline fit.

Source: Was the South Ever Confederate, Anyway? | The Knoxville Mercury

A learned and thought-provoking piece from a local historian.