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Levine, Bruce C., 1949-
The fall of the house of Dixie : the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South / Bruce Levine
Alternate Title Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South
1st ed
New York : Random House, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E487 .L494 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America -- Social conditions
Confederate States of America -- Economic conditions
Subject(s) Slavery -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects
Physical Description xix, 439 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-415) and index
Contents The house of Dixie -- Securing the mansion : the slaveholder revolt and its origins -- Early portents : the first phases of war -- Recognizing the "logic of events" : Union war policy evolves, 1861-1863 -- "The clouds are dark over us" : the convulsions of 1863 -- Bound for "a land they knew not" : after slavery, what? -- Cracks in the walls widen -- A ray of light shines briefly through the rafters -- Feeling the timbers shudder -- And the walls gave way : Richmond, Appomattox, and after -- Conclusion : "We should rejoice"
Summary In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended

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