Introduction: Les Enfants de la Guerre

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229376
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823234912 | DOI:

Series: Reconstructing America

Introduction: Les Enfants de la Guerre

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the rebel children and their families in South Carolina, where the Civil War erupted. Composed of a black majority, South Carolina earned a reputation as the most militant Confederate state. Fierce fighting took place along the coast. In 1860, South Carolina leaders urged their people to war and gambled with the future of the children of their state, and lost.

Keywords: rebel children; war; South Carolina; Confederate state; fierce fighting; Civil War

Chapter.  1805 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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