[ noun ] (geography) the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Prior to 1954 I imagine that a majority of Southerners would have voted against the Confederacy .
[ noun ] (politics,geography) a union of political organizations
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Robert_E._Lee represented the dignity needed by a rebelling confederacy .