Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance / Edition 1

Vicksburg's Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance / Edition 1

by Christopher Waldrep
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742548686

ISBN-13: 9780742548688

Pub. Date: 10/25/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

During the hottest days of the summer of 1863, while the nation's attention was focused on a small town in Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg, another momentous battle was being fought along the banks of the Mississippi. In the longest single campaign of the war, the siege of Vicksburg left 19,000 dead and wounded on both sides, gave the Union Army control of the

Overview

During the hottest days of the summer of 1863, while the nation's attention was focused on a small town in Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg, another momentous battle was being fought along the banks of the Mississippi. In the longest single campaign of the war, the siege of Vicksburg left 19,000 dead and wounded on both sides, gave the Union Army control of the Mississippi, and left the Confederacy cut in half. In this highly-anticipated new work, Christopher Waldrep takes a fresh look at how the Vicksburg campaign was fought and remembered. He begins with a gripping account of the battle, deftly recounting the experiences of African-American troops fighting for the Union. Waldrep shows how as the scars of battle faded, the memory of the war was shaped both by the Northerners who controlled the battlefield and by the legacies of race and slavery that played out over the decades that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742548688
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/25/2005
Series:
American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prologue
Chapter 1: War
Chapter 2: The Meaning of the Civil War in Reconstruction
Chapter 3: The Generals' War
Chapter 4: The Boys from Iowa
Chapter 5: The Great Reunion
Chapter 6: A Farewell to Arms
Chapter 7: A New Deal
Epilogue
Appendix 1: Herman Lieb's Report on Milliken's Bend
Appendix 2: "The Battle of Milliken's Bend," by David Cornwell
Appendix 3: Reported Lynchings in Warren County, Mississippi
Appendix 4: State Monuments on the Vicksburg Battleground
Bibliographic essay

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