By William Marvel
The village sprang into lifestyles simply as Texas turned a kingdom and reached its height no longer lengthy earlier than Lee and supply met there. The postwar decline of the village reflected that of the agricultural South as a complete, and Appomattox served because the point of interest for misplaced reason myth-making.
Marvel attracts on unique files, diaries, and letters composed because the battle opened up to supply a transparent and credible portrait of lifestyle during this city and the galvanizing occasions of April 1865. He additionally scrutinizes Appomattox the nationwide image, exposing the various loved myths surrounding the hand over there. particularly, he demanding situations the myth that enemies who had battled one another for 4 years abruptly laid down their palms and welcomed one another as brothers.
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A Place Called Appomattox (Civil War America) by William Marvel