As his monument comes down in New Orleans, historians unravel the myths of a Confederate icon.

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  • Holmberg: Mayor's narrative about Monument Avenue 'not the whole truth'
    It’s hard to get folks to believe you’re going to be fair while slapping a good number of them right in the kisser. And what about Matthew Fontaine Maury? Yes, some might say Commodore Maury was a face of the Confederate ... Robert E. Lee’s took ...
    06/23/2017 - 11:30 am | View Link
  • The truth about Robert E. Lee: He wasn't very good at his job
    In the June 1969 issue of Civil War History - Volume 5, Number 2, pages 116-132 - a renowned Southern historian attacked the legacy of Confederate Gen ... of Robert E. Lee," Bonekemper said in an interview. "He has gotten a lot of really good press."
    05/20/2017 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • The truth about Robert E. Lee: He wasn't very good at his job
    In the June 1969 issue of Civil War History - Volume 5, Number 2, pages 116-132 - a renowned Southern historian attacked the legacy of Confederate Gen ... of Robert E. Lee,” Bonekemper said in an interview. “He has gotten a lot of really good press.”
    05/19/2017 - 1:19 am | View Link
  • The Truth About Robert E. Lee: He Wasn’t Very Good at His Job
    In the June 1969 issue of Civil War History — Volume 5, Number 2, pages 116-132 — a renowned Southern historian attacked the legacy of Confederate Gen ... of Robert E. Lee,” Bonekemper said in an interview. “He has gotten a lot of really good ...
    05/18/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • The Great Truth-Teller of 2015: Donald J. Trump
    For two cycles, the Republican Base sucked it up like good soldiers. We voted and fought for John McCain and Mitt Romney. In two mid-term elections, we gave them back the House of Representatives and the Senate. We kept our end of the bargain. Now that it ...
    12/23/2015 - 7:44 pm | View Link
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  • Watch The Speech That Should End The Confederate Monuments ...
    Hours after a crane lifted a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its pedestal in New Orleans’ Lee Circle on Friday ― where it had loomed over ...
    09/22/2017 - 10:42 am | View Website
  • W.E.B. DuBois on Robert E. Lee – CIVIL WAR MEMORY
    Yesterday I shared a brief passage from W.E.B. DuBois on Confederate monuments. Below is an short essay from DuBois on Robert E. Lee’s legacy published in 1928.
    09/21/2017 - 3:44 pm | View Website
  • See What Robert E. Lee Wrote About Confederate Monuments
    Confederate monuments are controversial now, but they've been up for debate since 1865. Read what Gen. Robert E. Lee wrote about Confederate monuments
    08/26/2017 - 7:56 pm | View Website
  • Franklin Township says it will keep Confederate plaque ...
    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- After much debate, Franklin Township will keep its 90-year-old plaque honoring Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. The small community became ...
    08/24/2017 - 2:48 am | View Website
  • Removing Robert E. Lee statues and memorials in Virginia ...
    The canonization of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee began shortly after 5 p.m., May 7, 1890, on the docks of the James River in Richmond. That’s when at least 10,000 ...
    08/22/2017 - 3:22 pm | View Website
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