From the Inside Flap
"More than the definitive account of the Confederate battle flag controversy in South Carolina, this book cuts through the fog of the war over history to offer a balanced, insightful perspective on how a southern state attempted to reconcile its divisive pasts. K. Michael Prince is adept at setting the historical context, illuminating the ironies and foibles of the participants, and offering hope for an eventual reconciliation." David Goldfield, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and author of Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History
"With a vivid sense of history, K. Michael Prince provides a balanced, scholarly, and provocative work that enhances understanding of a symbol that evokes competing and deep-seated feelings about identity."Jack Bass, College of Charleston, and coauthor of The Orangeburg Massacre
About the Author
K. MICHAEL PRINCE, a native South Carolinian, holds degrees from Clemson University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Munich. A freelance writer and translator, Prince focuses on the political and cultural impact of war, in particular of the Civil War and the Second World War, and the meanings applied to historical experience. He lives in Munich, Germany.