Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
University of North Carolina Press
Countless anecdotes, narratives, rumors, half-truths, and myths have circulated since the Civil War. Perhaps the most persistent is the notion that thousands of free and enslaved black men fought as soldiers for the Confederate Army. So-called Black Confederates have been at the center of controversy and debate for decades, particularly in the realm of public opinion. Kevin Levin effectively challenges this myth in his recent book, Searching for Black Confederates. In an extensively researched and readable manner, Levin convincingly refutes the assertion that large numbers of African Americans served and fought as true soldiers for the Confederate States.
Roger-Hepburn, Sharon A.
"Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss1/12