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Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America - A Revolution on the Home Front (Hardcover) Loot Price: R543
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Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America - A Revolution on the Home Front (Hardcover): Paul Finkelman, Donald R...

Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America - A Revolution on the Home Front (Hardcover)

Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon

Series: Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877

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Most literature on the Civil War focuses on soldiers, battles, and politics. But for every soldier in the United States Army, there were nine civilians at home. The war affected those left on the home front in many ways. Westward expansion and land ownership increased. The draft disrupted families while a shortage of male workers created opportunities for women that were previously unknown. The war also enlarged the national government in ways unimagined before 1861. The Homestead Act, the Land Grant College Act, civil rights legislation, the use of paper currency, and creation of the Internal Revenue Service to collect taxes to pay for the war all illustrate how the war fundamentally, and permanently, changed the nation. The essays in this book, drawn from a wide range of historical expertise and approaching the topic from a variety of angles, explore the changes in life at home that led to a revolution in American society and set the stage for the making of modern America. Contributors: Jean H. Baker, Jenny Bourne, Paul Finkelman, Guy Gugliotta, Daniel W. Stowell, Peter Wallenstein, Jennifer L. Weber.

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Imprint: Ohio University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877
Release date: November 2018
First published: 2018
Editors: Paul Finkelman • Donald R Kennon
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-8214-2338-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
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Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
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LSN: 0-8214-2338-X
Barcode: 9780821423387

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