The Fall Of The House Of Dixie

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The Fall of the House of Dixie The Fall of the House of Dixie, by Bruce Levine, recounts the compelling story of a clash amidst the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War; overturning the monetary, political, and social life of the South and entirely desolating the consanguinity between the North and the South. Told through the expressions of individuals who documented their experiences, The Fall of the House of Dixie enlightens Southern attempts to protect the norm leading into a second American Transformation. Offering a new frame of reference of the most malevolent war in American history, The Fall of the House of Dixie states a clear record of devastation occurring inside the United States throughout the Civil War. Levine argues the Civil War being a complete transformation of the South brought on by slavery, clearly demonstrating the true battle of freedom occurring not among the newborn United States of America and Europe, but the insurgency of African American people oppressed by the Southern Confederates governed by pietistic actions and beliefs of inferiority in the Negro community. The South’s great monopoly, including cotton and tobacco, clutched African American slaves tightly, digging in maliciously and squeezing the profitability out of each man and woman born into such misfortune. Levine says, “slaves in her [Katherine Stone] family’s cotton fields… ‘pick five or six hundred pounds each day for maybe a week at a time’’’ (Levine 9). Slaves worked
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