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Colors and blood : flag passions of the Confederate South

Author: Robert E Bonner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Bonner
ISBN: 0691091587 9780691091587
OCLC Number: 48837848
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2003
Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Colors & blood
Responsibility: Robert E. Bonner.
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Depicts a pervasive flag culture that set the emotional tone of the Civil War in the Union as well as the Confederacy. This book explores how the rebel flag gained its power to inspire and repel. It  Read more...


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Colors & Blood represents the best of recent Civil War scholarship applied to a topic of the widest recent interest... Most impressive is [Bonner's] excavation of the place of flags in everyday life Read more...

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