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Consuming Fire The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South

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ISBN-10: 0820333441

ISBN-13: 9780820333441

Edition: 1998

Authors: Eugene D. Genovese

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A leading historian examines the white Southern Christian response to slavery, military defeat, and emancipation. "A Consuming Fire" analyzes the strength, weakness, and failure of the struggle for reform and the nature and significance of Southern Christian orthodoxy and its vision of a proper social order, class structure, and race relations.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eugene Genovese was educated at Brooklyn College and Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1959. He has served as Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University Center in Georgia. An erudite, unconventional, and often unpredictable Marxist, Genovese has forced historians of the Old South---and especially of slavery---to think in new ways about important questions. Ranging over a multitude of topics, his work is concerned mainly with the relationship between economic factors, social conditions, and culture. Of his best-known work. Roll, Jordan, Roll (1974), David Brion Davis wrote:…