Read e-book online The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social PDF

By Bruce Levine

during this significant new background of the Civil warfare, Bruce Levine tells the riveting tale of the way that clash upended the commercial, political, and social lifetime of the previous South, completely destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended. informed throughout the phrases of the folk who lived it, The Fall of the home of Dixie illuminates the best way a struggle undertaken to maintain the established order grew to become a moment American Revolution whose influence at the nation was once as robust and lasting as that of our first.
In 1860 the yank South was once an unlimited, filthy rich, implementing quarter the place a small minority had accumulated nice political energy and large fortunes via a approach of pressured exertions. The South’s huge inhabitants of slaveless whites nearly universally supported the elemental pursuits of plantation proprietors, regardless of the massive wealth hole that separated them. by means of the tip of 1865 those constructions of wealth and gear were shattered. hundreds of thousands of black humans had won their freedom, many poorer whites had ceased following their prosperous friends, and plantation proprietors have been delivered to their knees, wasting not just their slaves yet their political energy, their worldview, their very lifestyle. This sea swap was once felt national, because the stability of strength in Congress, the judiciary, and the presidency shifted dramatically and lastingly towards the North, and the rustic launched into a direction towards equivalent rights.
Levine captures the many-sided human drama of this tale utilizing a massive trove of diaries, letters, newspaper articles, govt records, and extra. In The Fall of the home of Dixie, the genuine stakes of the Civil battle turn into clearer than ever prior to, as slaves conflict for his or her freedom within the face of brutal reprisals; Abraham Lincoln and his get together flip what all started as a constrained battle for the Union right into a campaign opposed to slavery by means of issuing the Emancipation Proclamation; terrible southern whites develop more and more upset with battling what they've got come to determine because the plantation proprietors’ battle; and the slave vendors develop ever extra determined as their cherished social order is destroyed, not only by means of the Union military, but additionally from inside. while the smoke clears, not just Dixie yet all of yankee society is modified forever.
Brilliantly argued and engrossing, The Fall of the home of Dixie is a sweeping account of the destruction of the previous South in the course of the Civil warfare, supplying a clean viewpoint at the so much big fight in our background and the recent global it introduced into being.

Praise for The Fall of the home of Dixie
“This is the Civil conflict because it is seldom noticeable. . . . A portrait of a rustic in transition . . . as brilliant as any that has been written.”The Boston Globe
“An soaking up social heritage . . . For readers whose Civil struggle bibliography runs to plain works by means of Bruce Catton and James McPherson, [Bruce] Levine’s e-book bargains clean insights.”The Wall road Journal
“More poignantly than any e-book sooner than, The Fall of the home of Dixie exhibits how deeply intertwined the Confederacy used to be with slavery, and the way the destruction of either made attainable a ‘second American revolution’ as far-reaching because the first.”—David W. Blight, writer of American Oracle
“Splendidly colourful . . . Levine recounts this story of Southern institutional rot with the convenience and authority born of many years of study.”Kirkus stories (starred review)
“A deep, wealthy, and intricate research of the interval surrounding and together with the yankee Civil War.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Show description

Read Online or Download The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South PDF

Similar military history books

James J. Cooke's The All-Americans at War: The 82nd Division in the Great PDF

This can be the 1st examine to investigate the content material, education, and function of a global warfare I draft department from its formation onward. The 82nd department consisted seriously of non-English conversing eu immigrants and conscripts clean from farming cities in Tennessee and North Carolina. regardless of those obvious hindrances, it is going to evolve into an efficient wrestle unit at the entrance strains of St.

Get Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking PDF

Ultimately - the secrets and techniques of Bletchley Park's strong codebreaking pcs. this can be a heritage of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning digital electronic laptop. Colossus was once used in the course of the moment global warfare on the govt Code and Cypher university at Bletchley Park, the place it performed a useful function cracking enemy codes.

Read e-book online V-22 Osprey Guidebook: Systems Descriptions, Mission PDF

The V-22 Osprey is the world's first construction tiltrotor airplane. not like any plane earlier than it, the V-22 effectively blends the vertical flight features of helicopters with the rate, diversity, altitude, and persistence of fixed-wing transports. This detailed mix presents an remarkable virtue to warfighters, permitting present missions to be finished extra successfully, and new missions to be finished that have been formerly unachievable on legacy structures.

Download e-book for iPad: Seneca Army Depot, The: Fighting Wars from the New York Home by Walter Gable,Carolyn Zogg

Even prior to the assault on Pearl Harbor, the USA started to arrange to go into global struggle II. whilst the military determined to construct a depot in Seneca County in 1941, dozens of households got merely days to vacate the houses they enjoyed and land they'd farmed for generations. The depot supplied very important jobs for citizens, however it additionally persevered to reason controversy even after it was once established--all whereas delivering severe aid for the military in the course of the Persian Gulf warfare.

Additional resources for The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

Sample text

Download PDF sample

The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South by Bruce Levine

by Anthony

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 42 votes