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Half Slave and Half Free The Roots of Civil War

ISBN-10: 0809053535
ISBN-13: 9780809053537
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Bruce Levine
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.35" wide x 8.27" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Revised Edition With a New Preface and Afterword In a revised edition, brought completely up to date with a new preface and afterword and an expanded bibliography, Bruce Levine's succinct and persuasive treatment of the basic issues that precipitated the Civil War is as compelling as ever. Levine explores the far-reaching, divisive changes in American life that came with the incomplete Revolution of 1776 and the development of two distinct social systems, one based on slavery, the other on free labor--changes out of which the Civil War developed.

Preface to the Revised Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Freedom, Slavery, and the Legacy of the American Revolution
"Our Laborers Are Our Property": The Southern Slave Economy
"Each Person Works for Himself": The Ideal and Reality of Free Labor
"A Complete Revolution in Social Life": Cultural Change in the Antebellum North
"The Anointed Lords of Creation": Culture and Society in the Antebellum South
"Called by the Same Name": The Many Meanings of Liberty
To "Fight Against the Serpent": Antislavery and Its Early Progress
"A Firebell in the Night": The Struggle Escalates
"Keep It Within Limits": Western Lands and Free Soil
"Anti Nebraska Feeling Is Too Deep": Origins and Triumph of Republicanism
"The Inexorable Logic of Events": Secession, War, and Emancipation
Afterword: On Popular Mobilization in the Civil War Era
New Bibliographical Essay
Index

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