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The Ordeal of Sequestration

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While an overall picture of the course of sequestration is necessary, attention to individual localized narratives can best reveal the impact and importance of the Sequestration Act in the daily life ... More


“In Memory of Our Beloved Confederacy” Pathetic Relics of the Lost Cause

Teresa Barnett

in Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the historical relic’s role in the memorial activities of the defeated South. It discusses the establishment at the turn of the twentieth century of museums that enshrined the ... More


Lincoln, Patriotism's Poet

in Making Patriots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044378
eISBN:
9780226044514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044514.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes the role played by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Lincoln had never held an executive office, yet the situation faced by him while taking office called for ... More


The Civil War and Reconstruction

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Prior to the Civil War, the United States stood out as one of the few remaining world powers striving to uphold the ancient but waning institution of slavery. Now it had dramatically and decisively ... More


The Confederate Sequestration Act

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1861, the Confederate Congress passed the Sequestration Act, authorizing the seizure of Northern property in direct retaliation for the First Confiscation Act. In the South, there was near ... More


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