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 an autonomous "Dixie" identity after the escalation of dispute netween United States northerners and southerners over states' rights and slavery, the Dixies identified themselves as a separate group of people from the people associated with the Union whom the Dixies referred to as "Yankees".

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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.