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Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue shall ride no more: The time has come

Richmond’s colossal statue of Robert E. Lee was erected 25 years after the Civil War, but it was an early volley of a new war—this one, in Lost Cause propaganda, was the war the South would win. After a long period of little monument-building following the 1865 surrender, Southern sympathizers turned the Lost Cause into… Read more »