Tag Archives: Civil War

The lies our textbooks told us

A link to The Washington Post version of my post on the Virginia government’s effort to rewrite history. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/slavery-history-virginia-textbook/2020/07/31/d8571eda-d1f0-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html. Published in the Sunday opinion section on August 2, it drew more than 1900 comments. My sampling suggests people were inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, slavery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snapshots of a myth

Defenders of statues of Confederate generals and soldiers contend these monuments should not be removed, ever, because they are “history.” Monuments have nothing to do with history. They are snapshots of a narrative. My favorite monument-narrative is the Lincoln Memorial. … Continue reading

Posted in Abraham Lincoln, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment