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The enemy within : fears of corruption in the Civil War North

Author: Michael Thomas Smith
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Series: Nation divided.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In The enemy within, Michael Thomas Smith relates these scandals -- including those involving John C. Fr?mont's administration in Missouri, Benjamin Butler's in Louisiana, bounty jumping and recruitment fraud, controversial wartime innovations in the Treasury  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thomas Smith
ISBN: 9780813931272 0813931274 9780813931371 0813931371
OCLC Number: 671573381
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Fears and fantasies. "A carnival of abundance and pleasure" : the curse of the "shoddy aristocracy" --
pt. 2. Power-hungry generals. The beast unleashed : Benjamin Butler, corruption, and masculinity --
"Profligacy & corruption" : the Fr?mont scandal --
pt. 3. Traitors and trollops. "A house of orgies and bacchanals" : the 1864 Treasury Department scandal --
"A burning shame" : bounty jumpers and recruitment fraud --
"All cotton became tainted with treason" : the cotton trade and corruption in the occupied South.
Series Title: Nation divided.
Responsibility: Michael Thomas Smith.

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"Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In The enemy within, Michael Thomas Smith relates these scandals -- including those involving John C. Fr?mont's administration in Missouri, Benjamin Butler's in Louisiana, bounty jumping and recruitment fraud, controversial wartime innovations in the Treasury Department, government contracting, and the cotton trade -- to deeper anxieties"--Jacket.

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