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Edward H. Sebesta
Leading National Researcher on the Neo-Confederate Movement
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 http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exhagneo.html. At the web page you can read the introduction and browse other parts of the book.
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 <http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/scotland.htm>.
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. http://www.utpjournals.com/cras/cras323.html 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. This is the pdf version online.
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. http://www.upei.ca/crsn/html/currentissue.html Unfortunately this publication is no longer online.
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 < http://cgj.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/2/151>.
5. Articles and interviews with The Touchstone, local newspaper and radio program in Brazos county. The articles and interviews are online at <http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/summer99/Sebesta.html>, <http://www.rtis.com/reg/bcs/pol/touchstone/february99/neoconf.html>, and <http://www.rtis.com/reg/bcs/pol/touchstone/february00/03confederacy.html>. My article on former Texas A&M Univ. president Frank Vandiver is at <http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/summer01/02CONFED.HTM>, and a review of his pro-Confederate speech in Grimes County is at <http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/sept01/11.HTM>. A review of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm's, Miss. U.S. Senator Trent Lott's, and Dick Armey's interviews in the Southern Partisan at <http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/nov01/13.HTM>. Article titled "'From the Alamo to Kosovo'": The Anti-Muslim/Hispanic Movement in Texas. Upcoming article in 2004 "Enlisting in the American (Confederate) Military," about the Neo-Confederate culture in the American military.
Articles Cited as Researcher
1. "Rebels With a Cause," Southern Poverty Law Center report, Intelligence Report, Summer 2000, in lead section titled, "Rebels With a Cause." <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=249 > Quoted as "a longtime researcher of the neo-Confederate movement."
2. "A House Divided: Heritage is battling hate as civil war engulfs the 'non-political' Sons of Confederate Veterans," Southern Poverty Law Center report, Intelligence Report, Spring 2002. <http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=135 > Quoted as "a longtime researcher of the neo-Confederate movement."
3. "George W. Bush Whistles Dixie," by Chris Kromm, Southern Exposure, Vol. 27 No. 4, Winter 1999/2000, p. 8-9.
1. WEVD 1050 New York, "The Alan Colme Show," August 19, 1999, transcript at <http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/WEVD.htm>.
2. "Democracy Now," Pacifica Radio Stations, Nov. 3, 1999, transcript <http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/RadioPacificaBush.htm>.
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." Acknowledged in the Acknowledgments as "Crawfish," a nom-de-plume on page 391.
3. "Lies Across America," by James Loewen. The New Press, pub. 1999. Acknowledged in the 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 <http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/01/03/partisan/index.html >. You can also find it with the search engine.
5. "Southern Fried," by Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer, July 1, 1999, <http://www.dallasobserver.com/issues/1999-07-01/news/news2.html >
6. "Rebel Hunter: Oak Cliff's Ed Sebesta helped topple Trent Lott," http://www.dallasobserver.com/issues/2003-01-09/news/schutze.html
7. "The House that Dr. Calhoun Built," by Constance Adler, The Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 27, 2001. <http://www.bestofneworleans.com/archives/2001/0227/index.html>.
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. <http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/scotland.htm>.