William thompson book confederate flag

Thompson was the person who designed the confederate flag and deemed it a symbol of white supremacy not southern heritage. Thompson, stated this about the symbol of heritage. Part 1 misinformation about the confederate flag is rife on the internet. This image shows the third confederate national flag, designed by william t. The man who designed the confederate flag is william thompson. The second confederate national flag was adopted on may 1, 1863. William thompson, the confederate cause, and the white mans flag this cruel war share or comment on this article. Perhaps nowhere more so than in a widespread truth about confederate history article. The flag is also known as the stainless banner, and the matter of the person behind its design remains a point of contention. On april 23, 1863, the savannah morning news editor william tappan thompson, with assistance from william ross postell, a confederate blockade runner, published an editorial championing a design featuring the battle flag. Historians have written countless books explaining this. As a national emblem, it the confederate flag is significant of our higher cause, the cause of a superior race william t. Some god or weltgeist has been making a movie out of us for the past six thousand years, and now we have turned a corner on the movie set of reality and have discovered the boards propping up the twodimensional monuments of human history. The white supremacist who designed the confederacys flags, one william t.

William tappan thompson august 31, 1812 march 24, 1882 was an american writer who promoted the confederacys second national flag as the white mans flag. The man who created the confederate flag, william t. The battle flag, though not the official banner of the confederacy, emerged over the course of the war as the sentimental favorite among confederate. Did the confederate flags designer call it a symbol of white. This flag was designed by savannah, georgia newspaper editor william t. Heres the racist meaning of the confederate flag, in the words of. As discontent with the stars and bars brewed, miles stumbled into the history books. During the middle of the nineteenth century, william tappan thompson gained national popularity as a writer of humorous stories.

Thompson explained his reasoning and symbolism in changing the confederate flag by stating, as a people we are fighting to ordain the heavenordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race. The confederate flag is a symbol of hatred hatred for black americans. Thompson, who was an advocate for the second confederate flag. William thompson designed the confederate flag explicitly. Thompson who called it the white mans flag named for the large white field accompanying the corner. What every american should know about dixies southern cross.

William tappan thompson 18121882 new georgia encyclopedia. According to the book our flag, in an april 1863 editorial, he wrote. Coski library director, museum of the confederacy presents a cogent history of the confederate flag and the controversies surrounding it in the postcivil war era. Thompson, the designer of the confederate flag, said, as a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race and.

Thompson, the man who designed the confederate flag. After moving north to the chickasaw nation in 1889, he led an effort to gain enrollment of his family and other texas choctaws as citizens by blood of the choctaw nation in indian territory. The designer of the confederate flag said it was a symbol of white supremacy. No symbol in the past few decades has been more divisive than the confederate battle flag. As a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenly ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race. As a people, we are fighting to maintain the heavenordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race. Expired image removed note the last sentence in the paragraph. Did the confederate flags designer call it a symbol of. It incorporates the confederate battle flag in the canton and differs from the second natioanl flag only by the red vertical stripe.

William tappan thompson archives center for mark twain. Expired image removed this is a letter written by thompson. Origin and progress by george preble, as a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenly ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race. During the american civil war, he worked in georgia as a newspaper editor and supported the confederacy. Heres what william thompson said about the confederate flag, and we should listen, since he was the one who created not only its design but its symbolism and purpose.

It came with four variations, having 7,9,11, or stars between 1861nov28 and 1863may01. A reminder for those pushing the false narrative that the confederate flag is about southern pride. What every american should know about dixies southern cross seabrook, lochlainn on. The white supremacist who designed the confederacys flag s, one william t. William tappan thompson is not infrequently referenced as the creator and designer of the confederate states of america csa national flag in popular media, see william thompson designed the confederate flag explicitly as a racist symbol by daniel miessler, william thompson, the confederate cause, and the white mans flag. Second confederate flag by william t thompson thompson was cofounder of the savannah daily morning news newspaper in the 1850s and in the 1860s, along with one other, produced the design of the stainless banner, which came to be used as the southern confederacys national flag from 1863 to 1865, replacing the stars and bars. July 29, 2015 added clarification regarding the distinction between the confederate and rebel flags. The third confederate national flag was adopted one month before general robert e. He was best known for creating the fictional character major joseph jones, a downtoearth georgia planter who wrote dialect letters about. William tappan thompson 31 august 1812 24 march 1882 was an ohioan writer and newspaper editor during the 19th century. For that reason go right ahead yes this false flag should be remove immediately from the state property and treated has what it is a big lie and deception and be replace with the real confederate flag may be then there wont be no more racist residue coming from a make up confederate flag in the mind of illiterate citizen of america. Such a flag would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be. Thompson designed as the white mans flag looked like this using the suggestion of the generals and his own racial annimous, the confederacy was based solely on racial hatred and superiority over people of color.

Posted on july 12, 2015 by nikki there is a rumor, to put it nicely, going around right now that the designer of the second flag of the. Countless times, i have been told, if this flag offends you, you need a history lesson. Books battle flags of texans in the confederacy by alan k. The rebel flag wasnt a peripheral question for the. Thompson, the designer of the confederate flag, said, as a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race and as a n. He would have had much in common ideologically with william thompson, the savannah, georgia, daily morning news editor who designed the confederate flag that roof took many photos with in his. Flags of the confederate states of america infogalactic. The first confederate national flag bore 7 stars representing the first seven states to secede from the u. He would have had much in common ideologically with william thompson, the savannah, georgia, daily morning news editor who designed the confederate flag that. Here he is quoted in the book our flag, by george preble. William thompson, the designer of the original stainless banner version of the confederate flag, was quoted explaining his motivation for creating it in a book from the 1870s. Given the above references and thompsons association with the confederate flag, i became eager to know if twain ever made any further references to thompson in his works.

William t thompson, explains the meaning of the battle flag incorporated into his design. Growing up in the south, i had seen that flag before and i knew what it stood for. That happened today as i was writing about the history of the confederate flag and the fact that what we know as the confederate flag was actually never the national. The designer of the confederate flag said it was a symbol of white. The commanders of the confederate army in virginia then known at the army of the potomac sought a distinctive emblem as an alternative to the confederacys first national flagthe stars and barsto serve as a battle flag. Confederate flag is the american swastika for africanamericans added by cherese jackson on june 23. He cofounded the savannah morning news in the 1850s, known then as the daily morning news. The confederacys pathetic case of flag envy the washington post. The flag is a symbol of slavery and white supremacy to many but a. Thompson and consisted of a white field with the confederate battle flag as the canton.

In his important new book, the confederate battle flag, john m. Heres the racist meaning of the confederate flag, in the. The flag as we know it was born not as a symbol, but as a very practical banner. Confederate flag is the american swastika for african. Viral image about the confederate flag confuses history politifact. Thompson, the designer of the confederate flag, said. On april 23, 1863, the savannah morning news editor william tappan thompson, with assistance from william ross postell, a confederate blockade runner, published an editorial championing a design featuring the battle flag on a white background he referred to later as the white mans flag. William thompson designed the confederate flag explicitly as a. An excerpt of thompsons april 1863 editorial was excerpted in the 1872 book our. There were three successive designs that served as the official national flags of the confederate states of america the confederate states or the confederacy during its existence from 1861 to 1865 since the end of the american civil war, private and official use of the confederacys flags, and of flags with derivative designs, has continued under philosophical, political, cultural, and.

William clyde thompson 18391912 was a texas choctawchickasaw leader of the mount tabor indian community in texas and an officer of the confederate states of america during the civil war. A bibliography of confederate flag publications the last flag of the confederate states of america. Its rapidly become a widely discussed point of contention. William tappan thompson, creator of the confederate flag is quoted in the 1872 book, our flag. Such a flagwould soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be. This animated flag was created by devereaux cannon. As a people we are fighting to maintain the heavenly ordained supremacy of the white. Thompson never designed a confederate national flag. At the bottom of the image, there is what looks like a more square version of the confederate battle flag, or what is now commonly, mistaken for the confederate flag. William tappan thompson, designer of the second national flag of the confederate states of america, quoted in the savannah daily morning news on april 23, 1863 click to enlarge 9. Thompson, gave the definitive reason why every republican, kkk member, and socalled southern heritage advocate still supports flying that symbol of treason and racism. William tappan thompson august 31, 1812 march 24, 1882 was an american writer who promoted the confederacys second national flag as the white. The 1872 our flag book specifically credits thompson, saying. Flags of the confederate states of america wikipedia.

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