Appomattox

Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Author(s): 
Varon, Elizabeth R.
ISBN: 
9780199751716
Date published: 
December 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£18.99

A revisionist narrative of Appomattox, the surrender of the Confederacy to the Union. Varon's work seeks to examine the surrender at Appomattox with an eye toward narrating the events of April 1865, exploring the immediate reactions, exploring the political uses of the surrender during Reconstruction, and challenging the popular perception that Appomattox inaugurated an easy end to a tragic war.