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Author Gannon, Barbara A.
Title The won cause : black and white comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic / Barbara A. Gannon.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
©2011

Author Gannon, Barbara A.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93059907
Subject Grand Army of the Republic -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The only association where black men and white men mingle on a foot of equality -- Comradeship tried : the GAR in the South -- The African American post -- The black GAR circle -- Heirs of these dead heroes : African Americans and the battle for memory -- Memorial Day in black and white -- Where separate Grand Army posts are unknown, as colored and white are united : the integrated post -- Community, memory, and the integrated post -- Comrades bound by memories many -- And if spared and growing older -- Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable : what they remembered they won -- The won cause at century's end -- A story of a slaveholding society that became a servant of freedom : the won cause in the twentieth century -- Epilogue: all one that day if never again : the final days of the GAR -- Appendix 1: African American GAR posts -- Appendix 2: Integrated GAR posts.
Summary In this thoroughly researched and groundbreaking study, Gannon chronicles black and white veterans' efforts to create and sustain the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)--the Union army's largest veterans' organization and the nation's first interracial organization.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780807877708 (electronic bk.)
0807877700 (electronic bk.)
9781469603124 (electronic bk.)
1469603128 (electronic bk.)
9780807834527
0807834521
OCLC # 729253192
Additional Format Print version: Gannon, Barbara A. Won cause. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011 9780807834527 (DLC) 2010045628 (OCoLC)668197670


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