2 thoughts on “Survey: Was Lee a Racist? Tune in at Eleven!”

  1. When you get together a group of enough VMI cadets to take this survey, let me know.

  2. I would have to meet him before I would decide. However, the Civil War was not fought to preserve slavery, it was fought over the attempt to expand slavery in the west and thereby gaining or losing control in Congress. The Missouri Compromise did not really decided the issue of slavery-nonslavery representation. The Federal government was not threatening to abolish slavery in the South and most of the people who fought for the South did not own slaves. They didn’t need them because they did not own land either. Therefore I can not conclude that Lee fought because he was racists or for racial reasons.

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