Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Won CauseBlack and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Barbara A. Gannon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834527

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877708_gannon

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 December 2018

Comradeship Tried

Comradeship Tried

The GAR in the South

(p.28) 2 Comradeship Tried
The Won Cause

Barbara A. Gannon

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how the status of black veterans in the Tennessee GAR would surprise scholars who have studied the GAR in the South. Scholars who have documented race-based controversies in the southern GAR, including some involving debate over a southern organization excluding black veterans, have deemed them as indicative of the GAR's, at best, ambiguous relationship with black veterans or, at worst, its acceptance of segregation in its organization. In contrast, this chapter contends that the fact that excluding black veterans was considered controversial reflected most white veterans' commitment to maintaining an interracial organization. In virtually all nineteenth-century organizations, the participation of black Americans was not a subject of debate simply because they were barred from membership in white organizations.

Keywords:   black veterans, Tennessee GAR, race-based controversies, segregation, white veterans, interracial organization

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .