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The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

Adam Serwer The Atlantic
The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.

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What Should Replace Confederate Statues?

Christian K. Anderson The Conversation
As part of America’s reckoning with its oppressive past, the nation now faces the question not just of what statues and other images should be taken down, but what else – if anything – should be put up in their place.

Let Us Now Remove Famous Men

Calvin Schermerhorn History News Network
The Lee statue attracted neo-Confederates, neo-Nazis, white nationalist militias, and other hate groups that converged to defend white supremacy in August 2017 in Charlottesville and is where Heather Heyer lost her life.

The Story Behind the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia

Peter Rachleff The Progressive
Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, erected in 1890, has been a focus of protests, graffiti, and public pressure calling for the removal of this offensive symbol of Confederate aspiration.

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Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History

Eric Foner New York Times
When Mr. Trump identifies statues commemorating Confederate leaders as essential parts of “our” history and culture, he is honoring that dark period. (The dismantling of Reconstruction and rebirth of White Supremacy) Like all monuments, these statues say a lot more about the time they were erected than the historical era they evoke.
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