Half Slave and Half Free, Revised Edition The Roots of Civil War

Bruce Levine; Revised Edition; With a New Preface and Afterword

Hill and Wang

0809053535

9780809053537

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336 Pages

$16.95

CAD18.95

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Half Slave and Half Free is a succinct and persuasive treatment of the basic issues and social transformation that precipitated the Civil War. Now in a revised edition that includes a new preface, a new afterword, and a revised and expanded bibliographic essay, Bruce Levine's impressive work is brought completely up to date. Its argument is still compelling: that a popular basis for the Civil War developed out of the far-reaching and divisive changes in America life that came with the incomplete Revolution of 1776—changes that led to two very distinct social systems, one based on slavery, the other on free labor, which eventually made sectional differences within the framework of the Union irreconcilable.

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Bruce Levine, James G. Randall Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a co-author of Who Built America? and the author of The Spirit of 1848: German Immigrants, Labor Conflict, and the Coming of Civil War and Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free Slaves during the Civil War.
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  • Bruce Levine; Revised Edition; With a New Preface and Afterword

  • Bruce Levine, James G. Randall Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a co-author of Who Built America? and the author of The Spirit of 1848: German Immigrants, Labor Conflict, and the Coming of Civil War and
    Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free Slaves during the Civil War
    .
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