Publisher description for Half slave and half free : the roots of Civil War / Bruce Levine.
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With a New Preface and Afterword
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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
Working class -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.