Confederate patriotism

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The Confederate battle flag of the Army of Tennessee, a common symbol of Confederate patriotism today.
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

Confederate patriotism refers to the patriotism of people towards the historic Confederate States of America located in what is now the southern United States.[1] This patriotism arose as a result of the rise of a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant identity initially after founding of New England Confederation and intensify as the escalation of dispute between United States Northerners and Southerners over states' rights, Southerners identified themselves as a separate group of people from the people associated with the Union whom Southerners referred to as "Yankees".[2]

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  1. ^ Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2010. Pp. 94.
  2. ^ Faust, Drew Gilpin (1989). The Creation of Confederate Nationalism. LSU Press.