Rethinking Appomattox

Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the… read more

Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865, and details what she contends are the two generals' differing interpretations of the surrender terms. Ms. Varon argued that the popular understanding of the surrender as a grand moment of reconciliation conceals the true ideological struggle over the war’s causes and meaning close

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Rethinking Appomattox

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Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 2014
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2014

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  • Feb 15, 2014 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 15, 2014 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2014 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2014 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2014 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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