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Confederate industry : manufacturers and quartermasters in the Civil War

Author: Harold S Wilson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By 1860 the South ranked high among the developed countries of the world in per capita income and life expectancy and in the number of railroad miles, telegraph lines, and institutions of higher learning. Only the major European powers and the North had more cotton and woolen spindles. This book examines the Confederate military's program to govern this prosperous industrial base by a quartermaster system. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold S Wilson
ISBN: 1578064627 9781578064625 9781578068173 1578068177
OCLC Number: 48851193
Description: xxii, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The advent of Abraham C. Myers, Quartermaster General of the Confederacy --
The reign of quartermasters --
Confederate mobilization --
Factories under siege --
The Bureau of Foreign Supplies and the Crenshaw Line --
The coming of total war --
The tortuous course toward economic reconstruction --
Forging the New South.
Responsibility: Harold S. Wilson.
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A history of the South's antebellum industrial base, its devastation in war, and its postbellum restoration. A Military Book Club Selection  Read more...

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