The Fall of the House of Dixie

February 5th, 2013by Gary JohnsonFiled under: Stories

February 2013: Bruce Levine. The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South. New York: Random House (2013).

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To my mind, the title does not do justice to one of this important work’s key strengths: a sophisticated understanding of the abhorrent economics of slavery and the business of plantations. Small wonder that the rise and fall of an economy based on “investment” in the ownership of human beings should have social consequences.

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