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The Civil War Confiscation Acts : failing to reconstruct the South

Author: John Syrett
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, ©2005
Series: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 10
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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This book is an account of two significant laws passed during the US Civil War, The Confiscation Acts (1861-62). It examines their political contexts, especially the debates in Congress, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Civil War Confiscation Acts.
New York : Fordham University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005001347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Syrett
ISBN: 0823224899 9780823224890
OCLC Number: 897000147
Notes: The First Confiscation Act. The Second Confiscation Act: the act and its opponents. The second act : divided Republican support and flawed result. Enforcement of the second act : Lincoln and bates. Early military confiscation. Rules of war and later military confiscation. The Treasury's part in confiscation. The politics of confiscation. Andrew Johnson and the end of confiscation. Confiscation and the courts : jurisdiction and procedures. Confiscation and the courts : constitutionality and duration
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 282 p.)
Series Title: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 10
Responsibility: John Syrett

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