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Edward H. Sebesta

Leading National Researcher on the Neo-Confederate Movement

Books Published



Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction, edited by Euan Hague, Heidi Beirich, and Edward H. Sebesta, University of Texas Press, 2008. The University of Texas Press web page for the book is at At the web page you can read the introduction and browse other parts of the book.





Co-editor of “The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The ‘Great Truth’ About the   ‘Lost Cause’” Edited by James Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta, Univ. Press of Mississippi 2010. ( 





Politics and the History Curriculum

Author of chapter about the Civil War and Reconstruction in the notorious Texas teaching standards in Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation, published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Academic Articles Published

1. (2000) "The Confederate Memorial Tartan: Officially approved by the Scottish Tartan Authority" in Scottish Affairs, no. 31 (Spring) p.55-84. It is an expose of a racist movement in American academic institutions. Online at <>.

2. (2002) "The US Civil War As A Theological War: Confederate Christian Nationalism and the League of the South," in Canadian Review of American Studies, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 253-284. It turns out that the Neo-Confederate movement and the Christian Reconstructionist movement are overlapped. It is a story starting out with James Thornwell, R.L. Dabney, Benjamin Palmer, proslavery theologians, and later Richard Weaver, C. Gregg Singer, R.J. Rushdoony, Eugene Genovese, and into the present with the League of the South. Available online at:

3. "Asserting Celtic Roots: The use of Celtic culture in the nationalist campaigns of the Lega Nord and the League of the South,"  Euan Hague, Benito Giordano, Edward H. Sebesta, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Vol. 34 (2004), pages 23-36. 

4. "Whiteness, multiculturalism and nationalist appropriation of Celtic culture: the case of the League of the South and the Lega Nord," Euan Hague, Benito Giordano, Edward H. Sebesta, April 2005, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 151-173(23), Cultural Geographies. Abstract online at  <>.

5. (2011) “The Jefferson Davis Highway: Contesting the Confederacy in the Pacific Northwest,” Euan Hague, Edward H. Sebesta, 2011, Journal of American Studies, Cambridge Journals, Vol. 45 No. 2, May 2011, pp. 281-301. Abstract online at

Black Commentator Articles Online

1. Article on getting We Care to drop the Sons of Confederate Veterans as a charity.

2. The following is a dossier on the racism and extremism of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).

3. The following is a proposal to screen out those who are neo-Confederates, who identify with the Confederacy, who are sympathetic to the Confederacy from being jurors especially when the defendant is a minority member.

4. The following is a lengthy 4-part expose of the Museum of the Confederacy and it demonstrates that it really is a Museum for the Confederacy and not a Museum about the Confederacy.

1st installment:

2nd installment:

3rd installment:

4th installment:

5. I supplied the primary documentation for this article.

Primary Document Historical Resource Websites for Historians and Students

1.      In association with the Winter Institute of the Univ. of Mississippi, Primary historical documents, Antebellum, Civil War and afterwards.

2. which has the entire run of the White Citizens’ Council’s newspaper online as a historical primary document resource about the Modern Civil Rights Era.

Radio Interviews

1. WEVD 1050 New York, "The Alan Colme Show," August 19, 1999, transcript at <>.

2. "Democracy Now," Pacifica Radio Stations, Nov. 3, 1999, transcript <>.

Books acknowledged as a contributor.

1. "Dixie Rising," by Peter Applebome, "of the New York Times," Times Book, Random House, pub. 1996. Acknowledgment on page 353 as anonymous contributor.

2. "Confederates in the Attic," by Tony Horwitz, formerly of the "Wall Street Journal" and now with "The New Yorker." In the Acknowledgments as "Crawfish," a nom-de-plume on page 391.

3. "Lies Across America," by James Loewen. The New Press, pub. 1999. Acknowledgments on page 3.

4. "Celtic Geographies," a collection of papers, has a paper by Euan Hague, "The Scottish Diaspora: Tartan Day and the appropriation of Scottish identities in the United States," Routledge Press, London and New York, 2002. 

Articles quoted as a source or interviewed.

1. "Lott Renounces White 'racialist' Group He Praised in 1992," by Tom Edsall, Washington Post, Dec. 16, 1998, page A2. Name misspelled as "Sebasta."

2. "Racial Issues Dog GOP Foes; McCain Won't Fire Aide, Bush Pressed on Bob Jones, Flag," by Terry Neal, Edward Walsh, Washington Post, page A6, Feb. 18, 2000.

3. "Tartan Racists Drag Scotland in the Dirt," by Jack Mathieson. Daily Record of Glasgow, Scotland. July 3, 2000, page 21A.

4. "Ashcroft Whistles Dixie," by Alicia Montgomery, Salon, Jan. 3, 2001 online at < >.  You can also find it with the search engine. 

5. "Southern Fried," by Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer, July 1, 1999,  < >

6. "Rebel Hunter: Oak Cliff's Ed Sebesta helped topple Trent Lott,"

7. "The House that Dr. Calhoun Built," by Constance Adler, The Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 27, 2001. <>.

8. "A Sex-Free Scandal: When Racism is the issue, media are slow to dig," by Steve Rendall, Extra!, official publication of FAIR, March/April 1999, page 9.

9. "Your Clan or Ours?", by Diane Roberts, Oxford American, Sept.-Oct. 1999, pp. 24-30. <>.