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Reflections of Robert E. Lee in American Culture


To the extent that Robert E. Lee is central to an understanding of the social, cultural, and political dynamics operating in this country for the last 150 years, a study of his reflections in our culture, both popular and academic, will help reveal the key cultural fault lines that have remained with us from prior to Fort Sumter in 1861 and long after Appomattox in 1865.

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