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The Resource Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War's most persistent myth, Kevin M. Levin

Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War's most persistent myth, Kevin M. Levin

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Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War's most persistent myth
Title
Searching for black Confederates
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the Civil War's most persistent myth
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Kevin M. Levin
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Searching for Black Confederates
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the Civil Wars most persistent myth
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eng
Summary
"In addition to tracking the evolution of the black Confederate myth, Levin explores the roles that African Americans performed in the army with a particular focus on the relationship between officers and their personal body servants or camp slaves. In contrast to claims that these men served as soldiers in racially integrated regiments, Levin demonstrates that regardless of the dangers faced in camp, on the march and on the battlefield their legal status remained unchanged. Even long after the guns fell silent Confederate veterans and other writers remembered these men as former slaves and not as soldiers. Levin offers an important reminder that how the war is remembered often runs counter to history"--
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More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as Kevin M. Levin argues in this carefully researched book, such claims would have shocked anyone who served in the army during the war itself. Moreover, Levin shows that belief in the existence of black Confederate soldiers largely originated in the 1970s, a period that witnessed both a significant shift in how Americans remembered the Civil War and a rising backlash against African Americans' gains in civil rights and other realms
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10807417
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1969-
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Levin, Kevin M.
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973.7/415
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E585.A35
LC item number
L48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • African Americans
  • Confederate States of America
  • Slaves
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
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adult
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the Civil War's most persistent myth
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Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War's most persistent myth, Kevin M. Levin
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The camp slaves' war -- Camp slaves on the battlefield -- Camp slaves and the lost cause -- Camp slaves and pensions -- Turning camp slaves into black Confederate soldiers -- Black Confederates on the front lines of the Civil War sesquicentennial
Control code
2019002919
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781469653266
Lccn
2019002919
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1085577277
Label
Searching for black Confederates : the Civil War's most persistent myth, Kevin M. Levin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The camp slaves' war -- Camp slaves on the battlefield -- Camp slaves and the lost cause -- Camp slaves and pensions -- Turning camp slaves into black Confederate soldiers -- Black Confederates on the front lines of the Civil War sesquicentennial
Control code
2019002919
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781469653266
Lccn
2019002919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085577277

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