How Surrender Defined the Civil War with David Silkenat
The Rogue Historian
David and I discuss his fantastic new book, Raising the White Flag. You should get a copy...you can thank me later :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-rogue-historian/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-rogue-historian/support
#135 Surrender in the American Civil War w/ David Silkenat
The Road to Now
Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865 marked the end of the American Civil War, but it was just one of many times that officers and soldiers faced the reality of surrender. In fact, throughout the four years of the war, approximately one in four soldiers surrendered to the opposing army. In this episode, David Silkenat explains how looking at surrender as both an experience and a set of codes offers a new and insightful perspective on the Civil War and those who lived through it. Dr. David Silkenat is Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Edinburgh and author of three books, the most recent of which is Waving the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War (UNC Press, 2019). He is also the cohost of The Whiskey Rebel podcast. You can follow David on twitter at @davidsilkenat. The Road to Now is hosted and produced by Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers and Dr. Benjamin Sawyer of Middle Tennessee State University. This episode was edited by Gary Fletcher. A proud member of the Osiris Podcast Network.
Surrender! How Raising the White Flag defined the Civil War with David Silkenat (HoH Podcast – Ep, 76)
The Hour of History Podcast
Dr. David Silkenat is the Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Edinburgh and an expert on the Civil War. He also co-hosts The Whiskey Rebellion podcast with Dr. Frank Cogliano, also a professor at the University of Edinburgh. Silkenat's works include, Driven from Home: North Carolina's Refugee Crisis (UGA, 2016), Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War North Carolina (UNC, 2011), and most recently, Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the Civil War (UNC, 2019). You can follow David on twitter @DavidSilkenatRead David's Books: Some Highlights from the Conversation: What it means to surrender in war General Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Vicksburg, July 1865 Robert Anderson and Ft. Sumter Thousands of paroled soldiers in the Civil War Statistics of Surrender Fort Pillow Massacre Individual Surrenders of all levels 700,000+ deaths in the American Civil War The Unity Monument at Bennett Place African Americans, Guerrillas, and Southern UnionistsSuggestions: David: The American Civil War Museum in Richmond and the American Civil War Museum near the Appomattox Courthouse Steven: Statues Speak @ Duke Universityhttps://youtu.be/W8eamBq-8bcAs always thanks for listening, please subscribe and comment below!