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More On Lee

May 2024
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I find it difficult to understand how someone who chooses to read American Heritage has so little sense of history as to condemn that same magazine for running a story about Robert E. Lee. Whatever one’s feelings about North and South, Lee was a major actor during a crucial part of our country’s history. He was also product of a different time, as was Jefferson Davis, and both men were perceived as heroes by a large segment of the population of the country. To say that historians should ignore those from the past whose views differ from our own is tantamount to destroying much of what has made us what we are today.

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