For all you Georgia Travelers joining me at Civil War sites this season, check out this fascinating conversation with two Georgia authors about the myths and legend of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Plus, hear listeners call in about what Lee means to them today.
James C. Cobb, distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia and author of “Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity.” His article, titled “How Did Robert E. Lee Become an Icon?” appears in the current issues of Humanities Magazine. Natasha Trethewey, a poet and a professor of creative writing at Emory University, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007 for her collection “Native Guard.”
Follow this link to listen to the conversation on the radio program "On Point" -- http://onpoint.wbur.org/2011/08/01/robert-e-lee