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The fall of the house of Dixie : the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South / Bruce Levine.

Authors: Levine, Bruce C., 1949-
Call number: 973.713 LEV
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: Slavery -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America.
Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
Confederate States of America -- Economic conditions.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects.
Title: The fall of the house of Dixie : the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South / Bruce Levine.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xix, 439 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-415) and index.
ISBN: 9781400067039
1400067030
LCCN: 2011048310
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1412792
Bib No.: 1412792

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