By William Marvel
The village sprang into life simply as Texas turned a country and reached its top now not lengthy earlier than Lee and furnish 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 records, diaries, and letters composed because the conflict spread out to provide a transparent and credible portrait of daily life during this city and the galvanizing occasions of April 1865. He additionally scrutinizes Appomattox the nationwide image, exposing the various adored myths surrounding the give up there. particularly, he demanding situations the fantasy that enemies who had battled one another for 4 years abruptly laid down their fingers and welcomed one another as brothers.
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A Place Called Appomattox (Civil War America) by William Marvel