In Bookstores, September 2019

“When parents discover that their school children are learning about black Confederates, when history buffs read a display at a historic site that celebrates black Confederates, and when undergraduates encounter hagiographies of black Confederates online, they will now have a rigorous and trustworthy resource at their disposal to dismantle this dangerous and corrosive distortion of history.” — W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of Civil Torture: An American Tradition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • The first book length study of the history of Confederate camp slaves and the myth of the black Confederate soldier.
  • What roles did free and enslaved blacks perform in the Confederate war effort?
  • How did Confederate soldiers understand the place of slaves in camp, on the march, in the heat of battle and how did veterans remember these men decades after the war?
  • When did the myth of the black Confederate soldier first emerge and why does it persist to this day?
  • Explore these and many more questions.

About the author and publisher • Read more about this project • Watch a short video • Read my latest op-ed on this myth at The Atlantic