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“Yankee(s)” and “Rebel(s)”

September 7, 2008 by

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A number of years ago, while working with a magazine editor in fine-tuning one of my articles, I encountered a problem. I felt (and still feel) that, unless used in a quote, it was unprofessional to use the words “Yankee(s)” and “Rebel(s)” when writing about the activities of the armies. Despite my feelings, the editor […]