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A Place Called Appomattox

William Marvel

Abstract

This book summarizes the era of the most intense debate over slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction struggle, encapsulating it within the experience of one small Virginia Piedmont community, the name of which came to represent the nexus between the antebellum and postwar worlds. Appomattox County came into existence just as Texas entered the Union, and as the fruits of the Mexican War excited the conflict over expanding slavery into the new territories. As the spot where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant, Appomattox Court House ultimately represen ... More

Keywords: slavery, Reconstruction, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses Grant, Army of Northern Virginia, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628394
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Marvel, author