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A Mississippi Face-Slapping Contest: The Many Meanings of the Confederate Flag

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By John Shelton Reed. Published 2002. ISBN 9780718716523



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A Mississippi Face-Slapping Contest looks at the Southern attachment to the Confederate Flag. Shelton Reed examines the surprising outcome of the 2001 polls in Mississippi over whether to keep the Confederate symbol as a component of its flag. Despite a huge pro change campaign, Mississippians voted against the change by a margin of almost two to one, leaving it the only state to endorse the emblem