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  • Myths about the Civil War persist, 150 years after the Fort Sumter battle

    Bruce Levine

    University of Illinois historian Bruce Levine has written extensively about the American Civil War and its consequences, especially for the South.

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  • Levine is the J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of history and a professor of African American Studies. His books include "Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War" and "Half Slave & Half Free: The Roots of Civil War." An upcoming book, scheduled for release next year, is tentatively titled "The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Confederacy's Defeat and Slavery's Destruction." (A news release about some of the themes of that book can be found here).