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Articles with keyword "Robert E. Lee"


Common Bonds: The Duty and Honor of Lee and Grant

A new exhibition traces the intersecting lives of the Civil War rivals.

Elizabeth Brown Pryor (center)


Letters From Robert E. Lee

Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.



How a stilted grad student changed the way we look at museums.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller


How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

William Orton Williams


Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.