The Fall of the House of Dixie

The Fall of the House of Dixie

The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067039
Characteristics: xix, 439 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm


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Jul 15, 2015

great reading for a better understanding on the civil war.

Jun 09, 2013

Excellent history of the Civil War that focuses on social and political issues--especially on the rapid progress of emancipation and abolition once the fighting began--rather than on military tactics and strategy.

raydat51 Jun 03, 2013

Brilliant writing, and a book that puts to rest forever the old shibboleth that the Civil War ever concerned states rights. It was fought to represent the privileges of an economic elite whose wealth depended on owning and brutalizing the black race. None are presented as perfect here, even Lincoln has a more callow side (though his genuine greatness shines as well.) This should be required reading for high school and a lesson that those who forget the power of the economically privileged will fall under their power as again (think bankers and the mortgage crisis). A ten best book.

Insalaco Apr 27, 2013

Superbly written account of slavery and the Civil War.


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