As South Carolina Removes The Confederate Battle Flag The Authoritative Voice On The Civil War, Civil War Times, Offers An Objective View

July 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Leesburg, Va., July 10, 2015 - The October issue of Civil War Times, slated to hit major retailers on July 28, scrutinizes the nationwide Confederate battle flag controversy. Author of "The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem" and foremost expert on the issue, John M. Coski, goes beyond the hype and inflammatory rhetoric in an article that paints an objective view of the flag and its uniquely tortuous history. Read the full article now at HISTORYNET.

"By the act of the Confederate government, the battle flag's meaning is inextricably intertwined with the Confederacy itself and, thus, with the issues of slavery and states' rights," admits Coski. Despite its beginnings as a symbol of Confederate valor, it is "impossible to carve out a kind of symbolic safe zone for the Confederate battle flag…because it did not remain exclusively the flag of the soldier."

Further, Coski explains the history of the flag and how it began to be abused as a symbol of racism. In addition to his insightful commentary, contextual perspectives of the flag's complex legacy are provided by African-American Emmanuel Dabney, whose white forbears fought for the Confederacy, and Lars Prillaman, whose ancestors battled and died with the 57th Virginia during the war.

Civil War Times is a bi-monthly publication and the leading magazine on its topic. For 54 years, it has set the standard for balanced coverage of this fascinating period of history, and is enjoyed by an international readership of enthusiasts. Civil War Times is also available on Kindle, Zinio and iPad. Please visit for more information.

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