It’s amazing how they ‘get this’ when it comes to civil war soldiers, yet minimize, are willfully ignorant and in denial when the same convo is had about slavery. They don’t want to own any of it. This refusal is at the root of everything that ails this country.
What Civil War soldiers can teach us about how trauma is passed from generation to generation – Los Angeles Times
The families of American Civil War veterans offer new evidence of trauma’s long shadow. In a study focused on the children of Union soldiers who were held in Confederate prisoner of war camps, researchers found clues about the means by which a legacy of misery is transmitted from parent to child.