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The fall of the house of Dixie : how the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the south

Author: Bruce C Levine
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social, and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by ordinary people.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce C Levine
ISBN: 1400067030 9781400067039
OCLC Number: 981547975
Description: 439 p. ; 25 cm.
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".
Responsibility: Bruce Levine.

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A history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social, and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by ordinary people.

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