Revisionist history is not history at all. Merely the facts of the past being twisted to political ends. A pox on both their houses! (Demo-rat and Re-thug-lican.)
Symbology is a garden tended by those who see evil everywhere and prune rather viciously. I prefer to see it through primary sources and the eyes of those who actually gazed upon it.Can you imagine Ken Burns Civil War series without the perspective of those who bore witness from the south?
Then it would not have been as valuable, nor as accurate.