FROM Lacy Ford
Confederate History Month in Virginia Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine abandoned Confederate History Month when they were governors of Virginia. Republican Bob McDonnell has revived it . In his apology for forgetting to mention slavery, he said the Civil War also "involved other issues…but I focused on the ones I thought were most significant for "Virginia." Lacy Ford is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and author of Deliver Us from Evil : the Slavery Question in the Old South.
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