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Colors and blood : flag passions of the Confederate South

"As rancorous debates over Confederate symbols continue, Robert Bonner explores how the rebel flag gained its enormous power to inspire and repel. In the process, he shows how the Confederacy sustained itself for as long as it did by cultivating the allegiances of countless ordinary citizens. Bonner also comments more broadly on flag passions - those intense emotional reactions to waving pieces of cloth that inflame patriots to kill and die."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2002
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., ©2002
xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780691091587, 0691091587
The Stars and Stripes of Sen. Davis
The standards of state resistance
Selecting and singing a new constellation
Blood sacrifice and the colors of war
The Southern Cross and Confederate consolidation
Treason's banner and the colors of loyalty
Conquered banners, furled and unfurled