6 edition of Black Confederates found in the catalog.
by Pelican Publishing Company
Written in English
|Contributions||J. H. Segars (Editor), R. B. Rosenburg (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||208|
Searching for Black Confederates. It's sad thing when an author ends his book-length refutation of a popular myth with the acknowledgement that to many, the myth will endure despite the facts because the myth is so popular and serves such an important purpose. But I appreciate his having written this nonetheless. In his book, Search for Black Confederates, Kevin Levin explained the role African American played on both side during the war and where the myth of the black confederates came from.
Levin’s book tells the real story of the Camp Slaves, describes the evolution of the fairytale of the Black Confederates, and looks at its impact on how Americans understand their history. The good news, writes Levin, is that by the time of the Civil War Sesquicentennial the Myth of the Black Confederate was in decline. In arguing that there were some black Confederates, Stauffer draws on at least one ironic source: 19th-century social reformer Frederick Douglass, whose life Stauffer studied for his book Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The modern promotion of “Black Confederates” echoes the early 20 th-century white southern embrace of “faithful slaves” who served the Confederacy. Southern states (beginning with Virginia in the s, but most after ) awarded pensions to blacks who served with Confederate forces, and a handful of former body servants and cooks. -- Black loyalty under the Confederacy -- Selected correspondence -- The Black Confederates -- Confederate military records -- A tribute to loyal Confederates -- Memorials, markers, & tributes -- Aged body servants among the last survivors of the Confederate Army -- Newspaper accounts -- The forgotten Confederates -- Obituaries & biographical.
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Levin's objective in Searching for Black Confederates is to inoculate the public against the "myth"—to make readers aware of the often-purposeful distortions and agendas that underlie it Virginia Magazine of History & Biography Kevin Levin writes well, and he has definitely done his homework.
He presents a strong case debunking the myth of black Confederate soldiers- /5(74). [Black Confederates] illuminates the overlooked facet of this seemingly contradictory behavior by a group of African-Americans who appear to have thought of themselves as Southerners first and blacks second." --William C.
Davis, author of "A Government of Their Own": The Making of /5(27). Levin’s new book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, argues that slavery was central to the south’s war effort.
Drawing on research including letters. Black Confederates book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of the lost chapters of Civil War history has been the passi /5.
The myth of black Confederates is arguably the most controversial subject of the Civil War. Over the past four years, the debate over whether or not. Black Confederate Soldiers. 23K likes. We are about telling the world about black Confederate soldiers and their sacrifices and storiesFollowers: 23K.
A review of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia, by Ervin L. Jordan, Jr., Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia,pages; and Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slavemasters in South Carolina,by Larry Koger, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press,pages.
Black Confederates. Remember, you heard it here first. Kevin M. Levin’s book, “Searching for Black Confederates,” is the latest salvo in an argument with Earl Ijames of NC Museum of History. 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.
Levin explains that imprecise contemporary accounts, poorly understood primary-source material, and other misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate myth. The book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil Wars Most Persistent Myth by Kevin Levin, challenges the myth that large numbers of African Americans served in the Confederate army and charts the myths development to the present day.
Levin explains that for most of the Civil War, the Confederacy refused to allow black slaves to become /5(42). Book Proposal. Forthcoming Fall at the University of North Carolina Press (Civil War America series). In the aftermath of the violent murder of nine black Charlestonians at a Bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Junethe South Carolina Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) trotted out the story of brave black Confederate soldiers.
This is not to say that no black man ever fired a gun for the Confederacy. To be specific, in the “Official Records of the War of the Rebellion,” a collection of military records from both sides which spans more than 50 volumes and more t pages, there are a total of seven Union eyewitness reports of black Confederates.
Three of. The idea of “black Confederates” appeals to present-day neo-Confederates, who are eager to find ways to defend the principles of the Confederate States of America. They say the Civil War was about states’ rights, and they wish to minimize the role of slavery in a vanished and romantic antebellum South.
The “black Confederates” myth blew up when the web got ahold of it. But the narrative the web amplified, you argue, was already percolating in the ’70s.
Yes, that’s : Rebecca Onion. Ervin Jordan’s book, Black Confederates and Afro-Virginians in Civil War Virginia (University of Virginia Press, ) gets bandied around quite a bit in this debate and while I have problems with different sections it is well worth reading.
This book provides a substantial amount of evidence to prove that free blacks did indeed fight for the Confederacy. With many pictures of the men and their enlistment records, Black Confederates is a fascinating read. Charles Kelly Barrow, et.
Forgotten Confederates: An Anthology About Black Southerners (). Currently the best book on the subject. Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia (). Well researched and very good source of information on Black Confederates, but has a strong Union bias. Richard Rollins.
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. Levin explains that imprecise contemporary accounts, poorly understood primary-source material, and other misrepresentations helped fuel the rise of the black Confederate : Kevin M.
Levin. Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth by Kevin M. Levin published by University of North Carolina Press () Hardcover $ Kindle $ Back in when I told a relative that I was starting a blog series on immigrants in the American Civil War, he told me that he had recently been surprised to learn that several thousand.
Historian Kevin Levin talked about his book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, in which he provided research that. A large contingent of African Americans served in the American Civil War, black men joined the Union Army: 7, officers, andenlisted soldiers.: 12 Approximat black sailors served in the Union Navy and formed a large percentage of many ships' crews.
Later in the War, many regiments were recruited and organized as the United States Colored. Publisher To Remove Black Confederate Reference In Virginia, a new textbook for fourth graders has created a stir.
The line in question claims that thousands of blacks fought for the South in the. Within this online community, the publication of Kevin M. Levin’s excellent book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, is nothing less than a declaration of.