John Reeves - The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon

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Since leading the Confederate Army to defeat in 1865, Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) has been considered variously a traitor, a monster, an icon, and a model. Looking behind the fraught image, Reeves, an editor and writer at The Motley Fool, tells the little-known story of the general’s ignominious post-war career. Vilified by Northerners, Lee was indicted for treason in June 1865 by a Norfolk, Virginia grand jury. Yet he was never prosecuted. The indictment itself was lost for some seventy-two years, and the matter disappeared from the national consciousness as well, making it easier for white supremacists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to romanticize Lee and make him a potent symbol for the “Lost Cause” mythology. In this timely book, Reeves restores an important chapter to American history.

 

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Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781538110393
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 1st, 2018

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