Nicely alliterative isn’t it? I noticed some time ago that when the Civil War comes up in movies it is the Confederate side that is treated with sympathy. “The Outlaw Josey Wales” is an obvious example, more recently “Open Range”, and recently on The Belmont Club a few excerpts from “Shane” were used for illustration. I was surprised, but shouldn’t have been, that the bad guys are Yankees.
A former Communist named Eugene Genovese wrote a book about the antebellum South, “Roll Jordan Roll”, which I have not read, but which is supposed to be highly sympathetic. When I have some time I think I will look into this.
An ordered, hierarchical, authoritarian society where everyone knows their place and submits respectfully to the elite is of course what socialists want. The way dissent was dealt with is appealing to- physically violent humiliation for the lower, socially violent humiliation for those not subject to the first.