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The Resource Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War, George S. Burkhardt

Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War, George S. Burkhardt

Label
Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War
Title
Confederate rage, Yankee wrath
Title remainder
no quarter in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
George S. Burkhardt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This work proves the existence of a de facto Confederate policy of giving no quarter to captured black combatants during the Civil War - killing them instead of treating them as prisoners of war. Rather than looking at the massacres as a series of discrete and random events, this work examines each as part of a ruthless but standard practice." "Author George S. Burkhardt details a fascinating case that the Confederates followed a consistent pattern of murder against the black soldiers who served in Northern armies after Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. He shows subsequent retaliation by black soldiers and further escalation by the Confederates, including the execution of some captured white Federal soldiers, those proscribed as cavalry raiders, foragers, or house-burners, and even some captured in traditional battles." "Further disproving the notion of Confederates as victims who were merely trying to defend their homes, Burkhardt explores the motivations behind the soldiers' actions and shows the Confederates' rage at the sight of former slaves - still considered property, not men - fighting them as equals on the battlefield." "Burkhardt's narrative approach recovers important dimensions of the war that until now have not been fully explored by historians, effectively describing the systemic pattern that pushed the conflict toward a black flag, take-no-prisoners struggle."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burkhardt, George S.
Dewey number
973.7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.B89 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War, George S. Burkhardt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emancipation and Black soldiers -- The southern perspective -- First encounters -- Milliken's Bend -- Fort Wagner -- Olustee -- The Yazoo to Suffolk -- Fort Pillow -- The Camden expedition -- The Plymouth pogrom -- Brice's Cross Roads -- The Petersburg Mine -- Mercy and murder -- Saltville -- Murder in the east -- Murder in the west -- Mobile and Selma
Control code
71004078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809327430
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71004078
Label
Confederate rage, Yankee wrath : no quarter in the Civil War, George S. Burkhardt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emancipation and Black soldiers -- The southern perspective -- First encounters -- Milliken's Bend -- Fort Wagner -- Olustee -- The Yazoo to Suffolk -- Fort Pillow -- The Camden expedition -- The Plymouth pogrom -- Brice's Cross Roads -- The Petersburg Mine -- Mercy and murder -- Saltville -- Murder in the east -- Murder in the west -- Mobile and Selma
Control code
71004078
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 338 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809327430
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71004078

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