FlyFly A Rebel Flag: the Battle

When government troops stormed the Eureka Stockade, battle lasted just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever.

A fictionalised account of the Eureka stockade battle. The diggers made a stand against license fees and police harassment. They took up arms, built swore to defend themselves. When government troops stormed battle lasted just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever. Age 10+.

In recent years, the Confederate flag has become as much a news item Civil War relic. Intense public debates have erupted over flags flying atop state capitols, being incorporated into flags, waving from dormitory windows, or adorning T-shirts and jeans of school children. To some, this piece cloth is symbol white supremacy enduring racial injustice; to others, it represents rich Southern heritage an essential link glorious past. Polarizing Americans, these wars reveal profound–and still unhealed–schisms that plagued country since War. The Battle Flag first comprehensive history contested symbol. Transcending conventional partisanship, John Coski reveals flag’s origins one many banners unfurled on battlefields He shows how emerged preeminent representation Confederacy was transformed cultural icon Reconstruction on, becoming aggressively racist only after World II during Rights movement. We gain unique insight fine line between use historical emblem invocation nation all stood for. Pursuing conflicting meanings, suggests provocative artifact, which been viewed with pride, fear, anger, nostalgia, disgust, might ultimately provide Americans common ground shared complex history.

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