A Boom in Confederate Monuments, on Private Land

Unlike the Confederate memorials of yesteryear, erected in busy public squares, today’s are mostly appearing far from the bustle of daily life.

Far From Dixie, Outcry Grows Over a Wider Array of Monuments

By TRIP GABRIEL August 25, 2017 It began with calls to remove Confederate generals. But since the violence in Charlottesville, Va., two weeks ago, the anger from the left over monuments and public images deemed racist, insensitive or inappropriate has...

America’s Most Popular Statues

Statues honoring the Confederacy have gotten a lot of attention lately. But the statues that draw millions are largely monuments to freedom.

‘The Lees Are Complex’: Descendants Grapple With Rebel General’s Legacy

By SIMON ROMERO August 22, 2017 Few American families are as deeply embedded in the nation’s history as the Lees of Virginia. Members of the clan signed the Declaration of Independence, served the new nation as judges and generals, lawmakers and...