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Silent Cavalry

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Silent Cavalry by Howell Raines
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Dec 05, 2023 | ISBN 9780593137758

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“Howell Raines is a legendary writer, editor, and social critic. With Silent Cavalry he has yet again revealed that the history of the U.S. South is one of far greater complexity and depth than what is commonly ascribed to it, from both outside and inside the region. It is my sincere hope that this compelling and submerged history is integrated into our understanding of our nation, and allows us to embrace new heroes of the past.”—Imani Perry, professor, Harvard University, and National Book Award–winning author of South to America

“Following breadcrumbs from family lore, Howell Raines has uncovered the remarkable story of white men from Alabama’s hill country who fought for the Union and, equally important, the century-long effort by Confederate sympathizers to erase them from history. . . . An invaluable addition to revisionist—as in, actual—history.”—Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and co-author of The Southernization of America

Silent Cavalry marks another chapter in Raines’s storied career of giving voice to the voiceless, highlighting the men and women who, without proper credit, did their part to make America a better, more equitable place.”—Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

“Remarkable . . . A massive story told in an intimate, personal way.”—John Archibald, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Shaking the Gates of Hell

Silent Cavalry is a rescue mission. Shedding new light on the dramatic hidden battlegrounds of the Lost Cause, Howell Raines has restored forgotten north Alabama contrarians to where they always deserved to be, where they always were—on the right side of history.”—Kyle Whitmire, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist, Alabama Media Group

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