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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


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


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

Daniel W. Hamilton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Americans take for granted that government does not have the right to permanently seize private property without just compensation. Yet for much of American history, such a view constituted the ... More


Civil War Confiscation in the Reconstruction Supreme Court

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/9780226314860.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Confiscation lived on as an important issue for decades after the Civil War and was not entirely put to rest until the twentieth century. Once it ceased to be politically viable, it did not simply ... More


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