Book Talk: Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

Book Talk: Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

Location: 

ACWM Appomattox

The American Civil War began with a laying down of arms by Union troops at Fort Sumter, and ended with a series of surrenders, most famously at Appomattox Courthouse. In the intervening four years, both Union and Confederate forces surrendered en masse on scores of occasions. In no other American war did surrender happen so frequently.

David Silkenat will discuss his book which provides the first comprehensive study of Civil War surrender, focusing on the conflicting social, political, and cultural meanings of the action.

Cost: 

Free

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