Lecture by Bruce Levine on Confederate Emancipation

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  • toby Jul 10, 2008

    Thank you for the post … I have read Levine’s book, which I thought was excellent and ground-breaking. I was thrilled to hear him speak on it.

    Its an interesting comparison between North and South … both approached the slavery issue very begrudgingly. Did the North win because they grasped the nettle first?

  • Kevin Levin Jul 10, 2008

    There are a number of issues that Levine helps to clarify. The United States did indeed move slowly towards emancipation and the recruitment of African Americans. The Confederacy was even slower to move, but the fact that the decision could only be made at the very end suggests reflects the controversy and the contradiction it posed to the social/political/racial hierarchy of the South as well as the stated goal of the Confederate States of America.

    It is indeed an important study.

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