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Financial fraud and guerrilla violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

Author: Mark W Geiger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Yale series in economic and financial history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This highly original work explores the impact of a previously unknown financial conspiracy at the beginning of the American Civil War. In early 1861, pro-Confederate militia units formed throughout Missouri to defend the state's expected secession. To arm the volunteers, a group of senior state politicians and bankers secretly plotted to divert money from Missouri's banks and the state treasury. The scheme  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Geiger
ISBN: 9780300151510 0300151519
OCLC Number: 449854171
Description: ix, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Financial conspiracy --
New banks --
New bankers --
Insider lending --
The Unionists regain control --
Guerrillas --
The transformation of regional identity --
War and the administrative state.
Series Title: Yale series in economic and financial history.
Responsibility: Mark W. Geiger.

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Explores a financial conspiracy at the start of the American Civil War. This book explains the reasons for the puzzling intensity of Missouri's guerrilla conflict, and for the state's anomalous  Read more...

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