Perspective on Robert E. Lee

Robert Krick delivered the dinner address, “Lee and the Historians in the Age of the Anti-Hero,” at a symposium marking the… read more

Robert Krick delivered the dinner address, “Lee and the Historians in the Age of the Anti-Hero,” at a symposium marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee. General Lee has long been one of America’s most revered individuals, but opinions are subject to historical revision. Professor Krick addressed questions of whether Lee was a hero whose valor and leadership were surpassed only by his honor and humanity, or whether he was a traitor whose military skill served a bad cause and prolonged an immoral rebellion against his rightful government. 

Robert Krick is a former historian at Fredericksburg National Battlefield Park.

The Stephen D. Lee Institute was established by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 2005 as a forum for historical scholarship in defense of the Confederacy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 13, 2010

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  • May 12, 2007 | 10:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 2007 | 1:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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