America's Civil War

No Shame

In Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American (UNC Press, 2019, $39.95), , senior lecturer of American history at Scotland’s University of Edinburgh, examines how 19th-century beliefs about civilized war and honor made it possible for Civil War soldiers to surrender without shame, at least until attitudes hardened and prisoner exchanges were halted.

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