Friday, 10 August 2007

Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln


“Nearly 10,000 pages of Welsh-language writing penned during the American Civil War have survived to this day.

Written on the battlefield, the graphic writings detail the abhorrence with which Welsh emigrants viewed the slave trade, the terror with which they faced battle and, sometimes, the glee with which they killed their enemies.

Now, a new book by an American academic, launched at the Eisteddfod, reveals these works in English for the first time in the largest collection of its kind.

In Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln, Dr Jerry Hunter has used diaries, letters and poetry to capture the reactions of Welshmen to one of the most defining wars in history.”

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