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Confederate Phoenix$
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Edmund L. Drago

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229376

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001

Introduction: Les Enfants de la Guerre

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction: Les Enfants de la Guerre
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Confederate Phoenix
Author(s):

Edmund L. Drago

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0001

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

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