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The Resource Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, Armstead L. Robinson

Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, Armstead L. Robinson

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Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865
Title
Bitter fruits of bondage
Title remainder
the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility
Armstead L. Robinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bitter Fruits of Bondage is the late Armstead L. Robinson's magnum opus, a controversial history that explodes orthodoxies on both sides of the historical debate over why the South lost the Civil War. Recent studies, while conceding the importance of social factors in the unraveling of the Confederacy, still conclude that the South was defeated as a result of its losses on the battlefield, which in turn resulted largely from the superiority of Northern military manpower and industrial resources. Robinson contends that these factors were not decisive, that the process of social change initiated during the birth of Confederate nationalism undermined the social and cultural foundations of the southern way of life built on slavery, igniting class conflict that ultimately sapped white southerners of the will to go on. In particular, simmering tensions between non-slaveholders and smallholding yeoman farmers on the one hand and wealthy slaveholding planters on the other undermined Confederate solidarity on both the home front and the battlefield. Through their desire to be free, slaves fanned the flames of discord. Confederate leaders were unable to reconcile political ideology with military realities, and, as a result, they lost control over the important Mississippi River Valley during the first two years of the war. The major Confederate defeats in 1863 at Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge were directly attributable to growing disenchantment based on class conflict over slavery. Because the antebellum way of life proved unable to adapt successfully to the rigors of war, the South had to fight its struggle for nationhood against mounting odds. By synthesizing the results of unparalleled archival research, Robinson tells the story of how the war and slavery were intertwined, and how internal social conflict undermined the Confederacy in the end
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Armstead L
Dewey number
973.7/13
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E453
LC item number
.R63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Carter G. Woodson Institute series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Slavery
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Slavernij
  • Afschaffing
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
  • Sklaverei
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
Label
Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, Armstead L. Robinson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f0y9-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armstead L. Robinson, historian of the Confederate States of America / Joseph P. Reidy -- Armstead L. Robinson, historian and discipline builder / Barbara J. Fields -- Introduction -- A "most un-civil war" : slavery and a separate nation -- "Playing thunder" : the impact of slavery on Confederate military strength -- "A people's contest"? : popular disaffection in the Confederacy -- "This war is our war, the cause is our cause" : aristocrats and common soldiers in Confederate camps -- The failure of Southern voluntarism and the collapse of the Upper South frontier -- Invasion of the heartland and the failure to achieve universal conscription -- In the wake of military occupation : disaffection, profiteering, slave unrest, and curbs on civil liberties -- "The carefully fostered hostility of class against class" : demoralization and the fall of Vicksburg -- "A war fought by the weak" : desertions, brigandage, counterinsurgency, anarchy, and the rise of an antiwar movement -- "Every man says that every other man ought to fight" : election losses and the debacle at Missionary Ridge -- Epilogue: Slavery and the death of the Southern revolution
Control code
ocm55149609
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780813923093
Lccn
2004010080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55149609
  • (OCoLC)55149609
Label
Bitter fruits of bondage : the demise of slavery and the collapse of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, Armstead L. Robinson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0f0y9-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armstead L. Robinson, historian of the Confederate States of America / Joseph P. Reidy -- Armstead L. Robinson, historian and discipline builder / Barbara J. Fields -- Introduction -- A "most un-civil war" : slavery and a separate nation -- "Playing thunder" : the impact of slavery on Confederate military strength -- "A people's contest"? : popular disaffection in the Confederacy -- "This war is our war, the cause is our cause" : aristocrats and common soldiers in Confederate camps -- The failure of Southern voluntarism and the collapse of the Upper South frontier -- Invasion of the heartland and the failure to achieve universal conscription -- In the wake of military occupation : disaffection, profiteering, slave unrest, and curbs on civil liberties -- "The carefully fostered hostility of class against class" : demoralization and the fall of Vicksburg -- "A war fought by the weak" : desertions, brigandage, counterinsurgency, anarchy, and the rise of an antiwar movement -- "Every man says that every other man ought to fight" : election losses and the debacle at Missionary Ridge -- Epilogue: Slavery and the death of the Southern revolution
Control code
ocm55149609
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780813923093
Lccn
2004010080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55149609
  • (OCoLC)55149609

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