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Confederacy



  • Fraternity that Reveres Robert E. Lee Faces Revolt over Racism

    A Texas chapter of Kappa Alpha called for the national fraternity to repudiate its veneration of the Confederacy, sparking a firestorm among active members and alumni about the place of the Lost Cause and Robert E. Lee in the organization's culture. 



  • Republicans: The New Confederacy

    by David W. Blight

    "There is no Republican majority in America, except on election days. It all depends on who votes and who is allowed to vote."



  • US Fraternities Must be Required to Disavow Racist Roots

    by Taulby Edmonson

    Until university administrations launch an honest national conversation about the damaging ideals that rest behind the foundational figures and principles of many fraternities, students will continue to be uneasy about the role of Greek life on campus.



  • Confederate 'Lost Cause' Defenders Run to Keep Seats in Southern Legislatures

    There are three state legislators, all Republicans, now up for reelection across the region who have continued to promote Lost Cause lies through legislation and other official efforts. They are Rep. Tommy Benton of Georgia, Rep. Larry Pittman of North Carolina, and Sen. Joey Hensley of Tennessee.



  • The Mystery of Robert E. Lee

    by Allen C. Guelzo

    The supernatural composure attributed to Robert E. Lee was belied by his many anxieties and obsessions, writes the author of a coming biography of the Confederate general. 



  • My Local Confederate Monument

    by Casey Cep

    The author examines the history and politics of the last remaining Confederate monument on public lands, other than battlefields and cemeteries, in the state of Maryland. 



  • Civil War History: A Call to Action

    The Journal of the Civil War Era urges historians to mobilize on September 26 to correct the misinformation delivered by public monuments and memorials.