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The Resource Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War, Elizabeth R. Varon

Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War, Elizabeth R. Varon

Label
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War
Title
Appomattox
Title remainder
victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth R. Varon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"General Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac might look serene in the amber-tinted popular images of two gentlemen sharing cigars, but that image conceals seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of United States would emerge from war. The combatants in that debate included the iconic Lee and Grant, but they also included a cast of characters previously overlooked, who brought their own understanding of the war's causes, consequences, and meaning. Whereas April 1865 has been commonly viewed as a clear breaking point, Elizabeth Varon's Appomattox promises to connect the war to the immediate postwar in ways that have the potential to tell us far more than we currently know about how the creative potential generated by the destruction of war went unfulfilled in the decades that followed. Painting a portrait of this event between the triumphalist version of 1865 as a moment of strength and healing and a more persuasive but still incomplete portrait of the postwar painted by David Blight in Race and Reunion, Varon's work seeks to examine the surrender at Appomattox with an eye toward (a) narrating the events of April 1865, (b) exploring the immediate reactions, North and South, to the surrender, (c) exploring the political uses of the surrender during Reconstruction, and (d) challenging the popular, and comforting, perception that Appomattox inaugurated an easy end to a tragic war by beginning a process of reunion that reminded Americans that they were, after all, one people who shared far more similarities than differences. Varon will bring African American voices and attitudes into a story typically limited to white actors"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varon, Elizabeth R.
Dewey number
973.7/38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E477.67
LC item number
.V37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Appomattox Campaign, 1865
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Label
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War, Elizabeth R. Varon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780199751716
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn846912122
  • (OCoLC)846912122
Label
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War, Elizabeth R. Varon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780199751716
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn846912122
  • (OCoLC)846912122

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