Tag Archives: Shenandoah

BookChat with David Silkenat, author of Raising the White Flag

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian David Silkenat, senior lecturer of American history at the University of Edinburgh. Silkenat is the author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the Civil … Continue reading

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Shenandoah: A 1965 Interpretation Of American Ideas

If a non-fiction book has the word “Shenandoah” in its title I probably want to read it because it’s likely a tour guidebook or a Civil War account. Recently, I found a movie titled Shenandoah[i] at the library and brought … Continue reading

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The Last Flag Down: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the CSS Shenandoah’s Surrender

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Ed Wilson. For those from Britain with an interest in the American Civil War, the sites are quite literally half a world away. During the sesquicentennial commemorations many looked on enviously at … Continue reading

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