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The Civil War Confiscation Acts

Failing to Reconstruct the South

The Civil War Confiscation Acts( )
Author: Syrett, John
Series title:Reconstructing America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8232-2489-0
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Fordham University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $95.00
Book Description:

The Confiscation Acts were designed to sanction slave holding states by authorizing the Federal Government to seize rebel properties and grant freedom to slaves who fought with or worked for the Confederate military. In the first full account in more than twenty years of them, John Syrett examines the political contexts of the Acts, especially the debates in Congress, and demonstrates how the failure of the confiscation acts during the war presaged the political and structural...
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Book Details
Pages:300
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.1 x 6.3 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.175 Pounds



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