Blight in the Classroom

We wrapped up our discussion of Reconstruction with an analysis of David Blight’s North and South Magazine article, “Race and Reunion: Soldiers and the Problem of the Civil War in American Memory” (Vol. 6, No. 3, 2003). I threw this image up on the board to examine the evolution of Robert E. Lee in American memory–three of the most prominent southerners.

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