Skip to main content

Truth And Fiction

April 2024
1min read

Amazing! Margaret Mitchell romanticizes the concerns of self-absorbed, pro-lavery elitists in Gone With the Wind and gets a page-plus of ink from the “Truth and Fiction experts” and nobody mentions Alex Haley’s Roots !?

Greater clarity of writing: Haley. Greater historical depth: Haley. So? The panel throws in its lot with the myths of treasonous rebels. Frankly, Scarlet, your reputation is a damn sight better off these days than it oughta be.

We hope you enjoy our work.

Please support this magazine of trusted historical writing, now in its 75th year, and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.