I am delighted to share the latest review of Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation, by Civil War Books and Authors (CWBA). CWBA is a comprehensive resource for book reviews on the American Civil War. Fans of Civil War history will find a variety of well-researched books covering a diverse range of topics on the Civil War on the CWBA website, so spend some time there.
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Review of Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War
As noted in the review:
“In recent decades, immigrant studies have assumed a much more prominent place in the Civil War literature. However, even after taking into account the comparatively minute scale of their contributions to both armies, the Polish experience has been unduly buried beneath the weight exerted by the far more numerous European ethnic groups. Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War not only brings into sharp focus the actions and significance of a number of prominent military figures (and one civilian), it also usefully examines the cultural and political connections between Poland and the United States throughout the turbulent first half of the nineteenth century.”