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Remembering the Battle of the Crater : war as murder

Author: Kevin M Levin
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
Series: New directions in southern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"[The author] addresses the shared recollection of a battle that epitomizes the way Americans have chosen to remember, or in many cases forget, the presence of the USCT [(United States Colored Troops)]. The volume analyzes how the racial component of the war's history was portrayed at various points during the 140 years following its conclusion, illuminating the social changes and challenges experienced by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin M Levin
ISBN: 0813169720 9780813169729
OCLC Number: 959034903
Description: 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The battle: "until every Negro has been slaughtered" --
The lost cause: maintaining the antebellum hierarchy --
Virginia's reconstruction: William Mahone, "hero of the Crater" --
Reinforcing the status quo: reenactment and Jim Crow --
Whites only: the ascendancy of an interpretation --
Competing memories: Civil War and civil rights --
Moving forward: integrating a Black counter-memory.
Series Title: New directions in southern history.
Responsibility: Kevin M. Levin.

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