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 Posted: Wed Jun 16th, 2010 06:30 pm
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There is plenty of primary evidence on the other side as well. Jubal Early was the chief architect of post war polish that Lee got. There is no doubt that he assumed a nearly demigod status after his death.
In the 1960s and 1970s many historians looked to deconstruct the "myths" American history. A lot of good came of this. Sometimes, however, the fact that men were products of their time was lost in the rush to "correct" history. Thus, Columbus became a genocidal maniac, Washington became a self-promoting aristocrat, and Lee became a fire-breathing seccesionist. The truth is probably somewhere in middle as usual...

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