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Confederate Industry : Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War.

Author: Harold S Wilson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
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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: Electronic books
History
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Wilson, Harold S.
Confederate Industry : Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold S Wilson
ISBN: 9781604730722 1604730722
OCLC Number: 780425779
Description: 1 online resource (435 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: Southern Manufacturing circa 1860; 1. The Advent of Abraham C. Myers, Quartermaster General of the Confederacy; 2. The Reign of Quartermasters; 3. Confederate Mobilization; 4. Factories under Siege; 5. The Bureau of Foreign Supplies and the Crenshaw Line; 6. The Coming of Total War; 7. The Tortuous Course Toward Economic Reconstruction; 8. Forging the New South; Abbreviations; Appendixes; A. Abstract of Confederate Census of Major Lower South Factories--
May 1864; B. Abstract of Confederate Census of North Carolina Factories--November 1864. C. Statistical Survey of Workers in Ten Savannah River Mills--
June 1864-June 1865D. Assets of Selected Mills in the Summer of 1865; Notes; Bibliographical Essay on Selected Sources; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.

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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 commandeering more than half the South's produced goods for the military, the quartermaster general, in a drift toward socialism, appropriated hundreds of mills and controlled the flow of.

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