Raising the white flag. How surrender defined the American Civil War. (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Raising the white flag. How surrender defined the American Civil War.

Author: David Silkenat
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press 2019.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and it ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. But in the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en masse on scores of other occasions. Indeed, roughly one out of every four soldiers surrendered at some point during the conflict. In no other American war did  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Silkenat
ISBN: 9781469649726 1469649721
OCLC Number: 1151886089
Description: 376 p.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: David Silkenat.

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Provides the first comprehensive study of Civil War surrender, focusing on the conflicting social, political, and cultural meanings of the action. The experience of surrender sheds valuable light on  Read more...

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