The Resource A place called Appomattox, William Marvel, (ebook)

A place called Appomattox, William Marvel, (ebook)

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A place called Appomattox
Title
A place called Appomattox
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William Marvel
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eng
Summary
Although Appomattox Court House is one of the most symbolically charged places in America, it was an ordinary tobacco-growing village both before and after an accident of fate brought the armies of Lee and Grant together there. It is that Appomattox--the typical small Confederate town--that William Marvel portrays in this deeply researched, compelling study. He tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of one of the conflict's most famous sites.The village sprang into existence just as Texas became a state and reached its peak not long before Lee and Grant met there. The postwar decline of the village mirrored that of the rural South as a whole, and Appomattox served as the focal point for Lost Cause myth-making.Marvel draws on original documents, diaries, and letters composed as the war unfolded to produce a clear and credible portrait of everyday life in this town and the galvanizing events of April 1865. He also scrutinizes Appomattox the national symbol, exposing many of the cherished myths surrounding the surrender there. In particular, he challenges the fable that enemies who had battled each other for four years suddenly laid down their arms and welcomed each other as brothers
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Midwest
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Marvel, William
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975.5/625
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • Appomattox (Va.)
  • Appomattox (Va.)
  • Appomattox Campaign, 1865
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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A place called Appomattox, William Marvel, (ebook)
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9780807860830
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711400
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remote
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11711400
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MWT11711400
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A place called Appomattox, William Marvel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860830
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711400
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711400
System control number
MWT11711400
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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