Robert E. Lee

Was Charles Manson the ultimate white supremacist?

Cult leader directed Manson the Hollywood murders hoping to start a war between the races in America.<p>An American war between races was one of the …

Crime

The Morning Jolt: Prepare to say good-bye to Confederate Avenue

Confederate flag runner Alan Keck (left) debates Grant Park resident Katie Kurumada (right) about the petition to change the name of Confederate …

Sonny Perdue

'The Thin Light of Freedom' is a Civil War history that explores the forging of modern America

Small towns throughout the Great Appalachian Valley changed hands many times during war, and as complicated a military picture as that presents, it …

History

Killing Christopher Columbus: New York joins nationwide reckoning with monuments

Serphin Maltese, a former state senator in New York, leaned into the microphone. All this talk of removing monuments was like book burning by totalitarian regimes, he said, his voice rising with anger. "Our present mayor," he concluded, "will go down in history as the one who killed Christopher …

Bill de Blasio

Shannon Sharpe gloats over the Eagles’ win against the Cowboys in Week 11

- Shannon, what happened?<p>- Ah! The Eagles happened. That's what happened.<p>- Wow.<p>- Carson Walk-It-To-Him Wentz.<p>- Wow.<p>- Oh, he's not accurate. Oh, no, …

NFL

Teaching White Supremacy: How Textbooks Have Shaped Our Attitudes On Race

Sometimes the answers to our most perplexing questions are right in front of us. How, for instance, could it be that our continuously-evolving society is more divided than ever over skin color and cultural identity when we just had a two-term, black President? Is the media turning white citizens …

HBCUs

Changing Interpretations of Japan’s Pacific War Naval Demise

The following article originally appeared in the International Journal of Naval History under the title, “Strategy, Language, and the Culture of …

Military History

J. Edgar Hoover, not just Robert E. Lee, should go

I was Ubering down Pennsylvania Avenue the other day when I passed my favorite Washington location that demands a wrecking ball. It’s not a statue to some forgotten slaveholder nor a memorial to some Jim Crow booster — Woodrow Wilson, for instance — but a building bearing the name of a racist, …

Opinion

Inside the U. of Virginia's Response to a Chaotic White-Supremacist Rally

Edu Bayer, New York Times, Redux<p>Three months ago, the world was stunned by scenes of white nationalists marching with torches onto the U. of Virginia …

Policing

Robert E. Lee portrait is moved from hometown City Hall to a museum

The city of Alexandria has quietly removed a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of the City Council chambers for 54 years, relocating it to the Lyceum, a local history museum.<p>Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) called the museum “a more appropriate place” for the large …

U.S. Politics

When the pizza delivery guy is also ‘Nazi Bob’

YORK, Pa. — Chad Eisenhart glanced at the image on his phone: a white, beefy face, partially obscured by ski goggles. The man wore a military-style …

Neo-nazism

Harpers Ferry: 'Worth a voyage across the Atlantic’

<b>HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. •</b> “The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature,” Thomas Jefferson …

St. Louis

Italian Americans: De Blasio is enabling monument vandalism

Italian Americans say Mayor de Blasio has fake blood on his hands for refusing to pardon statues of Christopher Columbus from a city panel reviewing …

New York City

Will the next monuments to be deposed be those commemorating the Founding Fathers?

<i>This article first appeared on the History News Network.</i><p>Only a very few years ago, few could have predicted the speed and vehemence with which …

Slavery

The Nazis Exploited Sherman’s March to the Sea

In the months before the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, the Wehrmacht’s propagandists warned those living under German occupation that …

Military History

The Gillespie campaign’s real ‘malpractice’

IN A postmortem on the Virginia elections last week, the campaign manager for Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who lost resoundingly, was busy defending his man’s strategy and tactics when the question of Confederate statues arose — specifically, the Gillespie TV ads saying he’d …

Opinion

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its Confederate past - Salon.com

In its first election since Trump became president, Virginia gave Democrats a sweeping victory. This one-time swing state and former Confederate capital elected Democrats in all three statewide races — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.<p>Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a mild-mannered …

U.S. Politics

Heartbreaking portrait of racial divide in 'Mudbound'

Husband and wife Henry and Laura McAllan (played by Jason Clarke and Carey Mulligan) are newcomers to the ramshackle property, sharing their cramped, …

Canadian News

A call to drown out the alt-right at UC

We need to do everything we can to make sure that his ideas circulate as little as possible.

Racism

Cannonball | The surrender: did York really have a choice?

Lewis Miller sketch of the 31st Georgia as it marched into York (YCHC)<p>For more than 150 years, residents and writers have debated whether the civic …

Abraham Lincoln

The Flare Path: Emotionally Authentic

Because Luke Hughes has a master’s degree in neurophysiology and psychology from Oxford, and uses terms like “emotional authenticity” when talking …

PC Gaming

Amid Raging Debate Over Statues, a Calm Discussion in New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio may have opened up a civic can of worms when he promised to wipe “symbols of hate” from city property, ultimately creating a commission to consider what to do about potentially offensive statues and monuments.<p>But the New Yorkers who attended the commission’s first public …

New York City

An entire Civil War battle stopped to watch 2 soldiers in a fistfight — and the loser became a prisoner

• <b>A Union soldier and a Confederate soldier got into a fistfight during the Battle of the Wilderness, and both sides stopped to watch.</b>• <b><br>The Confederate soldier won.</b><p>There’s just something about two people in a fistfight that’s irresistible to watch. We can’t look away.<p>There’s something about the sound …

Military History

Television: Debate over Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ series continues

From the time it premiered nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation — and a subject of debate.<p>The 11-hour, …

History

Florida city drops Confederate names from street signs

A fight over controversial street signs in Hollywood, Florida has come to a close.<p>City commissioners voted Wednesday 6-0 to replace the names of three streets named after Confederate generals and a member of the Ku Klux Klan.<p>Liberty, Hope and Freedom will now replace street names Lee, Hood and …

Ku Klux Klan

Fund Set up to Preserve African-American Historical Sites

Ana Edwards talks about historical markers at the Lumkin Jail historical site in Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Va. The National Trust for Historic …

Black History

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: U.S. owes much to George Washington, Robert E. Lee

Being the great-great grandson of a Union soldier who gave the last full measure of devotion to preserve the Union in the bloodiest war in American …

UNO professor's talk will focus on Cherokee's civil war

The Civil War, we are taught in school, is the story of North versus South. Of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. Of slavery and emancipation.<p>But …

Cherokee Nation

Erasing modern slavery is a slow process, but it catches on in Australia

An important part of any legislation would require businesses to report what goes on in their supply chains. And already, the battle lines are drawn<p>Quite smartly human rights are back on the front page, thanks to Wednesday’s outcome of the voluntary postal survey on marriage equality.<p>It should pave …

Opinion

For some reason, a pointless highway ramp has become more important than redeveloping downtown Dallas

If you thought we could take down an entire highway overpass that cuts off downtown from Deep Ellum before we're all issued jetpacks and flying …

Opinion