The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem
Brown, Thomas J., South Carolina Historical Magazine
The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem. By John M. Coski. (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. Pp. xi, 401; $29.95, cloth.)
John M. Coski, historian and library director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, describes The Confederate Battle Flag as the culmination of work he began in 1992 for a museum exhibition that asked, "What does the viewer need to know in order to understand the modern debate over the battle flag?" (p. ix). His book-length answer takes that question as a principle of emphasis rather than a principle of organization. Coski does not move from a survey of "the modern debate" (which he …
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Publication information: Article title: The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem. Contributors: Brown, Thomas J. - Author. Journal title: South Carolina Historical Magazine. Volume: 107. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2006. Page number: 147+. © South Carolina Historical Society Oct 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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