Book Talk: Bruce Levine on his book "The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed th
In his widely acclaimed new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine, the J.G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, portrays the Civil War as an upheaval so enormous that it constituted a "Second American Revolution." Using a rich store of primary materials, he describes an Old South slowly crushed by Union forces from without and simultaneously collapsing from within as the established social order of plantations and slaves disintegrates.
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