Arrest card of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963.

A Birthday Party for This Patsy?

Every year, a group in New Orleans gets together to celebrate the birthday of Lee Harvey Oswald, who they believe was framed.

The Decision to Secede and Establish the Confederacy

A selection of primary sources compiled by the American Historical Association.
A print of General Robert E. Lee surrendering to General Grant. From

Let’s Relitigate the Civil War

There can be no "compromise" with the false view of America's past from Trumpists and pop historians alike.
The statue of George Washington outside Federal Hall in Manhattan (May 11, 2010).

The Next Lost Cause

Why the slope from toppling Confederate monuments to shunning the Founders is so slippery.
Dukes Of Hazzard Car, 'General Lee'

I Grew Up as a Black Southerner Idolizing Robert E. Lee

I didn't know the Confederate general owned slaves. I didn't even know he was part of the Confederacy.
An equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA.

Confederate Statues Honor Timeless Virtues — Let Them Stay

Don’t let extremists on both sides destroy honor and valor, even as they seek to destroy everything else.
Photograph of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

Historic Alexandria Church Decides to Remove Plaques Honoring Washington, Lee

The memorials to the two parishioners will be relocated to a new place of “respectful prominence.”
A protester stands next to a Confederate monument in advance of a planned white supremacist rally on August 26, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Pondering the Question of Confederate Honor

Yes, honorable men can fight for dishonorable causes.
A memorial to Arizona Confederate soldiers in Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

Here's the Real History Behind Arizona's Confederate Monuments

It has less to do with the state's role in the Civil War, and more to do with backlash to the Civil Rights movement.
U.S. Marines under the command of Robert E. Lee smash the armory door at Harpers Ferry, ending John Brown's raid, Oct. 17, 1859.

The South Only Embraced States' Rights as It Lost Control of the Federal Government

For decades, slaveholders were powerfully committed to the Union. That changed when Washington stopped protecting their interests.

Confronting the Legacy of the Civil War: The Forgotten Front

One thing united the warring factions of the civil war: the doctrine of white supremacy and violence against Indians.
Fort Warren (MA) Memorial to 13 Confederate Prisoners Who Died There During the American Civil War (October 2011)

Why Boston Has A Confederate Monument — And Why You Can't See It Right Now

The state's only Confederate memorial, a stone on Georges Island, has been boarded up since June while the state ponders its fate.