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“In 1943 Roosevelt asked Jonathan Daniels to serve as minister to New Zealand, [but] Senator Josiah W. Bailey blocked his appointment. A foe of Daniels in state politics, Bailey did not like Daniels’s  reference to Robert E. Lee’s army as ‘largely composed of white men who were not only slaveless but almost as degraded as […]

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“The House Ways and Means Committee was skeptical of [FDR’s] revenue proposals. “Its  legendary chairman, Robert Lee ‘Muley’ Doughton [of] North Carolina had been a central figure in passage of the Social Security Act and other New Deal tax legislation. But Doughton foremost was a Southerner. He had been born during the Civil War, and […]

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– Why are Robert E. Lee‘s descendants playing keep-away with historians? — Four towns remember their minor league pasts, while one longs for a minor league future. — After Appomattox, a scourge of suicide, divorce and debt. — Montford Point Marines look for recognition given Tuskegee Airmen. — “Seven Wonders of Charlotte” inexplicably omits visitor-vexing […]

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“When President Eisenhower and Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery jocularly agreed that Generals Lee and Meade should have been ‘sacked’  for their blunders at Gettysburg, they committed themselves irrevocably to battle…. ” ‘President Eisenhower,’ sputtered the Shelby, N.C. Star, ‘must have lost his mind.’ “[But] the Raleigh, N.C. News and Observer argued that Lee’s own view […]

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