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The Confederate battle flag : America's most embattled emblem

Author: John M Coski
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pursuing the flag's conflicting meanings, Coski suggests how this provocative artifact, which has been viewed with pride, fear, anger, nostalgia, and disgust, might ultimately provide Americans with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Flags
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Coski
ISBN: 0674019830 9780674019836
OCLC Number: 966455280
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xi, 401 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I: Confederate Flag 1. "Emblem of a Separate and Independent Nation" 2. "The War-Torn Cross" 3. "Unfurl the Old Flag" 4. "A Harmless and Rather Amusing Gesture" II: Rebel Flag 5. "The Shadow of States' Rights" 6. "Keep Your Eyes on those Confederate Flags" 7. "Symbol of the White Race and White Supremacy" 8. "The Perverted Banner" III: Flag Wars 9. "Vindication of the Cause" 10. "The Bitterest Battleground" 11. "They Talk about Diversity, They're Gonna Get It" 12. "What We Stood For, Will Stand For, and Will Fight For" 13. "You Can't Erase History" Epilogue: The Second American Flag Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: John M. Coski.

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Coski presents a cogent history of the Confederate flag and the controversies surrounding it in the post-Civil War era...While some see it as emblematic of racism, to others it represents historic Read more...

 
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