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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:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Syrett examines the role of the 1861-1862 First and Second Confiscation Acts, which authorized the Union federal government to seize Confederate properties, land, and assets. President Abraham Lincoln and his Attorney General, Edward Bates, eventually objected to the acts because they failed to restructure property holdings as much as emphasize Northern dominance. They also freed Southern blacks working for the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Syrett
ISBN: 0823224899 9780823224890 9780823224906 0823224902
OCLC Number: 57465534
Language Note: English.
Description: xiii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 10.
Responsibility: John Syrett.
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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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