skip to content
Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865

Author: Armstead L Robinson
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2005.
Series: Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Bitter Fruits of Bondage is the late Armstead L. Robinson's magnum opus, a controversial history that explodes orthodoxies on both sides of the historical debate over why the South lost the Civil War. Recent studies, while conceding the importance of social factors in the unraveling of the Confederacy, still conclude that the South was defeated as a result of its losses on the battlefield, which in turn resulted  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Armstead L Robinson
ISBN: 0813923093 9780813923093
OCLC Number: 55149609
Description: xviii, 352 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Armstead L. Robinson, historian of the Confederate States of America / Joseph P. Reidy --
Armstead L. Robinson, historian and discipline builder / Barbara J. Fields --
Introduction --
A "most un-civil war" : slavery and a separate nation --
"Playing thunder" : the impact of slavery on Confederate military strength --
"A people's contest"? : popular disaffection in the Confederacy --
"This war is our war, the cause is our cause" : aristocrats and common soldiers in Confederate camps --
The failure of Southern voluntarism and the collapse of the Upper South frontier --
Invasion of the heartland and the failure to achieve universal conscription --
In the wake of military occupation : disaffection, profiteering, slave unrest, and curbs on civil liberties --
"The carefully fostered hostility of class against class" : demoralization and the fall of Vicksburg --
"A war fought by the weak" : desertions, brigandage, counterinsurgency, anarchy, and the rise of an antiwar movement --
"Every man says that every other man ought to fight" : election losses and the debacle at Missionary Ridge --
Epilogue: Slavery and the death of the Southern revolution.
Series Title: Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Responsibility: Armstead L. Robinson.
More information:

Abstract:

This controversial history explodes orthodoxies over why the South lost the Civil War. Robinson contends that the process of social change initiated during the birth of Confederate nationalism  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Bitter Fruits of Bondage presents a major reinterpretation of the role of slaves in the South during the Civil War and their contribution to the collapse of southern society. Based upon extensive Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/55149609<\/a>> # Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"55149609<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/vau<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/charlottesville<\/a>> ; # Charlottesville<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:comment<\/a> \"Unknown \'gen\' value: sgp<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/sklaverei<\/a>> ; # Sklaverei<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/usa<\/a>> ; # USA<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1205435<\/a>> ; # United States--Confederate States of America.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/973.713\/e22\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/slavernij<\/a>> ; # Slavernij<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1919811<\/a>> ; # Social conditions<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/confederate_states_of_america<\/a>> ; # Confederate States of America<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/soziale_situation<\/a>> ; # Soziale Situation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/slavery_confederate_states_of_america<\/a>> ; # Slavery--Confederate States of America<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/afschaffing<\/a>> ; # Afschaffing<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1120426<\/a>> ; # Slavery<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/sezessionskrieg_1861_1865<\/a>> ; # Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865><\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/5061111<\/a>> ; # Armstead L. Robinson<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2005<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Armstead L. Robinson, historian of the Confederate States of America \/ Joseph P. Reidy -- Armstead L. Robinson, historian and discipline builder \/ Barbara J. Fields -- Introduction -- A \"most un-civil war\" : slavery and a separate nation -- \"Playing thunder\" : the impact of slavery on Confederate military strength -- \"A people\'s contest\"? : popular disaffection in the Confederacy -- \"This war is our war, the cause is our cause\" : aristocrats and common soldiers in Confederate camps -- The failure of Southern voluntarism and the collapse of the Upper South frontier -- Invasion of the heartland and the failure to achieve universal conscription -- In the wake of military occupation : disaffection, profiteering, slave unrest, and curbs on civil liberties -- \"The carefully fostered hostility of class against class\" : demoralization and the fall of Vicksburg -- \"A war fought by the weak\" : desertions, brigandage, counterinsurgency, anarchy, and the rise of an antiwar movement -- \"Every man says that every other man ought to fight\" : election losses and the debacle at Missionary Ridge -- Epilogue: Slavery and the death of the Southern revolution.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Bitter Fruits of Bondage is the late Armstead L. Robinson\'s magnum opus, a controversial history that explodes orthodoxies on both sides of the historical debate over why the South lost the Civil War. Recent studies, while conceding the importance of social factors in the unraveling of the Confederacy, still conclude that the South was defeated as a result of its losses on the battlefield, which in turn resulted largely from the superiority of Northern military manpower and industrial resources. Robinson contends that these factors were not decisive, that the process of social change initiated during the birth of Confederate nationalism undermined the social and cultural foundations of the southern way of life built on slavery, igniting class conflict that ultimately sapped white southerners of the will to go on. In particular, simmering tensions between non-slaveholders and smallholding yeoman farmers on the one hand and wealthy slaveholding planters on the other undermined Confederate solidarity on both the home front and the battlefield. Through their desire to be free, slaves fanned the flames of discord. Confederate leaders were unable to reconcile political ideology with military realities, and, as a result, they lost control over the important Mississippi River Valley during the first two years of the war. The major Confederate defeats in 1863 at Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge were directly attributable to growing disenchantment based on class conflict over slavery. Because the antebellum way of life proved unable to adapt successfully to the rigors of war, the South had to fight its struggle for nationhood against mounting odds. By synthesizing the results of unparalleled archival research, Robinson tells the story of how the war and slavery were intertwined, and how internal social conflict undermined the Confederacy in the end.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/796381768<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Government publication<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Series\/carter_g_woodson_institute_series<\/a>> ; # Carter G. Woodson Institute series.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"55149609<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/55149609#PublicationEvent\/charlottesville_university_of_virginia_press_2005<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Agent\/university_of_virginia_press<\/a>> ; # University of Virginia Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780813923093<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\numbel:isLike<\/a> <http:\/\/bnb.data.bl.uk\/id\/resource\/GBA478588<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/55149609<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/973.713\/e22\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Agent\/university_of_virginia_press<\/a>> # University of Virginia Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"University of Virginia Press<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/charlottesville<\/a>> # Charlottesville<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Charlottesville<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/confederate_states_of_america<\/a>> # Confederate States of America<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Confederate States of America<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/usa<\/a>> # USA<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"USA<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Series\/carter_g_woodson_institute_series<\/a>> # Carter G. Woodson Institute series.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/55149609<\/a>> ; # Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Carter G. Woodson Institute series.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Carter G. Woodson Institute series<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/afschaffing<\/a>> # Afschaffing<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Afschaffing<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/sezessionskrieg_1861_1865<\/a>> # Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865><\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865><\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/sklaverei<\/a>> # Sklaverei<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sklaverei<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/slavernij<\/a>> # Slavernij<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Slavernij<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/slavery_confederate_states_of_america<\/a>> # Slavery--Confederate States of America<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85123314<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Slavery--Confederate States of America<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Topic\/soziale_situation<\/a>> # Soziale Situation<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Soziale Situation<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/vau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"vau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1120426<\/a>> # Slavery<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Slavery<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1205435<\/a>> # United States--Confederate States of America.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States--Confederate States of America.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1919811<\/a>> # Social conditions<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Social conditions<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/5061111<\/a>> # Armstead L. Robinson<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Robinson<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Armstead L.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Armstead L. Robinson<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780813923093<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0813923093<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780813923093<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/55149609<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/55149609<\/a>> ; # Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2019-11-16<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/55149609#PublicationEvent\/charlottesville_university_of_virginia_press_2005<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Place\/charlottesville<\/a>> ; # Charlottesville<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/796381768#Agent\/university_of_virginia_press<\/a>> ; # University of Virginia Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:startDate<\/a> \"2005<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Content-negotiable representations<\/p>\n