Hyde Park Book Group Meeting December 2, 2018
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South by Bruce Levine (464 pages)
Due to scheduling conflicts, we have decided to move the date and time for the November meeting to December 2, from 1-3 p.m. Subsequent meetings will be on the usual schedule of fourth Sunday in the month from 2-4 p.m.
On December 2 we will discuss The Fall of the House of Dixie by Bruce Levine. Levine's Civil War history is focused on social and cultural conditions in the south. A small population of very rich men controlled business and politics. They were the richest men in America at that time, and their fortunes were in land and slaves. Their political priorities were states rights, and their personal right not to be dictated to by the government.
They advocated secession, but created a weak government that was not able to sustain a long war against the Union.
Dan will lead the discussion.
We will meet at the Sidney residence. If you plan to attend please call or e-mail the contact person listed below for directions or questions.
On December 23 we will discuss Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick (338 pages) led by Eileen. We will select books at the December 23 meeting.