Lisa Blee and Barry Trachtenberg publish Op-Ed in Winston-Salem Journal

An illuminating op-ed by our professors Lisa Blee & Barry Trachtenberg regarding the “monuments issue.”

Monuments, whether devoted to the Confederacy or the Union’s simultaneous battles with Indigenous nations for land and resources in West, do not offer a clear and objective recounting of “what happened” in the past. Instead, they are historical artifacts that tell us more about the time in which they were erected than they do about the subject they purport to revere.