More Than Years After The End Of The Civil War, Scores Of Websites, Articles, And Organizations Repeat Claims That Anywhere Between And , 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 Levin Explains That Imprecise Contemporary Accounts, Poorly Understood Primary Source Material, And Other Misrepresentations Helped Fuel The Rise Of The Black Confederate Myth Moreover, Levin Shows That Belief In The Existence Of Black Confederate Soldiers Largely Originated In The S, 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 RealmsLevin Also Investigates The Roles That African Americans Actually Performed In The Confederate Army, Including Personal Body Servants And Forced Laborers He Demonstrates That Regardless Of The Dangers These Men 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, An Important Reminder That How The War Is Remembered Often Runs Counter To History
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- Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
- Kevin M. Levin
- 24 August 2017 Kevin M. Levin