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Lee and the Commemoration of Slavery

Let’s unpack Lee’s so-called distaste for the institution of slavery. Lee was a “progressive” slaveholder, which doesn’t mean what you might expect. While Lee saw slavery as regrettable, his misgivings revolved around slavery’s inefficiency and messiness rather than out of any … Continue reading

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To My Students Regarding Charlottesville

To my students, Like you, I am currently grappling with the shocking revelations and events from this past weekend’s neo-fascist rally in Charlottesville, and I write to you in the hope that my words can help in some small way as we navigate this … Continue reading

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