This second thread will focus on the contributions of "A Brother's War". Did the article reinforce certain assumptions and/or did it broaden your understanding of the soldier's experience and the scope of the Civil War? In short, is this an important piece of research? Why or why not.
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History