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History in Dispute: Charlottesville and Confederate Monuments

History in Dispute: Charlottesville and Confederate Monuments

Momentum is growing across the country to remove Confederate statues in the wake of Saturday’s deadly white supremacist neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Crews removed four statues from parks in Baltimore. Duke removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in the dark of night. A monument to Confederate soldiers in Durham, North Carolina torn down …

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

Listen to how this textbook describes slavery. “The master often had a barbecue or a picnic for his slaves. Then they had a great frolic. Even while working in the cotton fields they sang songs. The beat of the music and the richness of their voices made work seem light.” Yikes. That’s from History of …