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Half Slave and Half Free

Half Slave and Half Free - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0809053537

Cover of Half Slave and Half Free REV 05 (ISBN 978-0809053537)
ISBN13: 978-0809053537
ISBN10: 0809053535
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Published: 2005
International: No

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Half Slave and Half Free - REV 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0809053537

Bruce Levine

ISBN13: 978-0809053537
ISBN10: 0809053535
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Hill and Wang

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction : freedom, slavery, and the legacy of the American Revolution p. 3
''Our laborers are our property'' : the southern slave economy p. 17
''Each person works for himself'' : the ideal and reality of free labor p. 46
''A complete revolution in social life'' : cultural change in the antebellum north p. 71
''The anointed lords of creation'' : culture and society in the antebellum south p. 95
''Called by the same name'' : the many meanings of liberty p. 121
To ''fight against the serpent'' : antislavery and its early progress p. 145
''A firebell in the night'' : the struggle escalates p. 160
''Keep it within limits'' : western lands and free soil p. 177
''Anti Nebraska feeling is too deep'' : origins and triumph of republicanism p. 199
''The inexorable logic of events'' : secession, war, and emancipation p. 225
Afterword : on popular mobilization in the Civil War era p. 243
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