Companion source paper for “The Propaganda of War. The South’s Misinformation Machine” by Misty Smith.  “Primary Source Analysis” by Misty Smith. Originally posted in HIS-330 on September 17, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire University.

“Episcopal Church. Diocese of Georgia. Bishop (1841-1866: Elliott) Address of the Rt. Rev.
Stephen Elliott, D. D., to the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal
Church, in the Diocese of Georgia. ,” Documenting the American South, accessed September
15, 2017,

The Tragedy at Harper’s Ferry. A poor plan or the genius of a martyr?

John Brown was born on May 9, 1800, in Torrington, Connecticut.[1] A Calvinist, Brown believed that God would bring down wrath and justice against the slave owners. He often quoted the biblical passage Hebrews 9:22 “Without shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.”[2]. He firmly believed that God declared earning profit from slavery a sin and sit out to destroy the institution of slavery itself.[3]

Based on a paper titled “The Propaganda of War. The South’s Misinformation Machine“. by Misty Smith. Originally posted in HIS 330 on October 22, 2017, for Southern New Hampshire University.

As a result, the United States split into and a bloody Civil War ensued, fueled by rampant propaganda, especially religious propaganda claiming that it was God’s will that humans own others as slaves, misinformation that was designed to sway the court of opinion away from the issue of slavery.

The Short Lived State (Nation) of Franklin

The Short Lived State Nation of Franklin

     If you are like most individuals you will have no issue naming the states that make up the United States of America. However, if you were asked to name a state (or Nation) within the Union, that no longer exists, could you? On August 23, 1784, in what is now Eastern Tennessee, the State Nation of Franklin declared its independence and statehood. Representatives gathered and petitioned Congress to declare them to be known as the state “Frankland” or “Franklin”, however, their hopes were dashed when they could not muster the needed two-thirds majority of Congress to approve the statehood measure.