Interview by Doug Fabrizio, November 21, 2017
“Radio West” Utah Public Radio podcast with David Blight about the about history versus memory of the Civil War. Last month, retired Marine Corps General and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called the Confederacy’s Robert E. Lee an honorable man and said the war that ripped apart the nation was simply a failure to compromise. David Blight says that version of the past doesn’t match historic fact. And he argues it matters that we get it right, because the stories we tell about who we were then define who we are now.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the period, but getting it right matters because the stories we tell about who we were then define who are now.
Listen to audio: http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/remembering-civil-war?