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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


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