How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history
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Explore the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which examines the role and legacy of slavery in the United States.
History.com digs into how Confederate states, after losing the Civil War, began to alter the narrative of why they seceded and elevated Robert E. Lee as their hero.
Learn more about the Cult of the Lost Cause, the push to create confederate monuments, and the former mayor of New Orleans’ reading list to better understand the real history behind the monuments, from the Smithsonian.
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