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Yankee leviathan : the origins of central state authority in America, 1859-1877

Author: Richard Franklin Bensel
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. It makes a major contribution to the understanding of the causes  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Franklin Bensel
ISBN: 0521391369 9780521391368 0521398177 9780521398176
OCLC Number: 21407438
Description: xi, 452 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Modernization, southern separatism, and state formation in American political development --
The political economy of secession and civil war --
War mobilization and state formation in the northern Union and southern Confederacy --
Gold, greenbacks, and the political economy of finance capital after the Civil War --
Legislation, the Republican Party, and finance capital during Reconstruction --
State structure and Reconstruction : the political legacy of the Civil War --
Southern separatism and the class basis of American politics.
Responsibility: Richard Franklin Bensel.
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