Tag Archives: Robert E. Lee and Me

Lee Statue to Come Down Today in Richmond

The Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down today. I happened to be passing through the city on Tuesday, so I swung by Lee Circle for one last look. You can watch … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: Roundup of Recent Books

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Many of us expanded our reading during the lonely days of the Pandemic by taking old books off the shelves to read anew. I just settled in with … Continue reading

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Lee and Jackson vs. the United States

Indulge me for a moment as I think out loud. I don’t have an answer to the question I’m about to pose, so I don’t have a position to state. I’m more interested in the conversation than the conclusion. A … Continue reading

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Seidule’s Thesis on Lee: Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

I recently had the chance to read Ty Seidule’s new book Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause. As a Southerner, Seidule grew up in the shadow of Arlington Manor, immersed in … Continue reading

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