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

Author/creator Levin, Kevin M., 1969- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Description228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series) ^A325557
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.
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019002919
ISBN9781469653266 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1469653265 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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