Title

Opinion: The Meaning of our Confederate 'Monuments'

Abstract

The United States is beginning to realize that it suffers from deferred maintenance of its own history. Here in Virginia, the city of Charlottesville is preparing to remove and sell its statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. New Orleans is already removing its Confederate statues and “monuments” honoring post-Civil War white supremacists.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-15-2017

Publisher Statement

Copyright © The New York Times Company. This article first appeared in The New York Times (May 15, 2017).

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Citation Example for Article (Chicago):

Shapiro, Gary. "Opinion: The Meaning of our Confederate 'Monuments'." The New York Times (May 15, 2017).

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