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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]

Author Gannon, Barbara A.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
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
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.)
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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