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Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of Civil War

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Half Slave and Half Free is a powerful treatment of the basic issues and social transformations that precipitated the Civil War. In a succinct, persuasive narrative, Bruce Levine succeeds in showing how a popular basis for the Civil War developed out of the far-reaching and divisive changes in American life after the incomplete Revolution of 1776--changes that stemmed from the development of 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-282) and index.

About the Author

Bruce Levine, professor of American history at the University of Cincinnati, is the author of The Spirit of 1848: German Immigrants, Labor Conflict, and the Coming of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374523091
Subtitle:
The Roots of Civil War
Editor:
Foner, Eric
Author:
Levine, Bruce
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Series:
American century series
Series Volume:
9295
Publication Date:
19920408
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.84 x 5.08 x 0.79 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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