Well, at least something good happened today. A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam s
In case you wanted to hear Dwight Eisenhower say that Robert E. Lee is one of the four greatest Americans of all time.
This is the grave of Mary Custis Lee. Born in 1807, Mary Custis was born into the highest ranking of the Virginia elite. She was Martha Washington’s great-granddaughter after all. She was very c
This is the grave of the vile traitor Robert E. Lee. There isn’t much reason to provide a complete biography of someone like Lee, who is extremely well-known. So a couple of points. First, despi
It’s just so hard to be a dead Confederate today. No one loves you anymore. No one wants to name things after treasonous slaveholders or the northern politicians who facilitated their slave syst
The University of Texas did a good thing by deciding to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from public display on campus and move it into its US history museum. But the decision to keep up the Robert E
Robert E. Lee was a kind slavemaster, certainly not the type of man who represents all that was inhumane about the Confederacy: Lee married into ownership of nearly 200 slaves at Arlington and adjoini
The tangle between Robert E. Lee imagery, Confederacy worship, white supremacy, and human rights is far too complex to take on in anything shorter than a three volume set (although here’s a scre