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Texas distorts its past – and Sam Houston's legacy – to defend Confederate monuments

By Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Professor of History, Sam Houston State University
Aaron David Hyams, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University
Kristin Henze, Lecturer, History Department, Sam Houston State University
Zachary Montz, Lecturer, History Department, Sam Houston State University
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Texas' most famous statesman, Sam Houston, was a slave owner who opposed the Confederacy. But white Texans tend to omit his dissent in current debates over removing Confederate markers.


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