Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877by Richard Franklin Bensel
Pub. Date: 01/25/1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Contending that intense competition for national political economy control produced secession, this study describes the impact of the American Civil War upon the late nineteenth century development of central state authority.
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Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Modernization, southern separatism, and state formation in American political development; 2. The political economy of secession and civil war; 3. War mobilization and state formation in the northern Union and southern Confederacy; 4. Gold, greenbacks, and the political economy of finance capital after the Civil War; 5. Legislation, the Republican party, and finance capital during Reconstruction; 6. State structure and Reconstruction: the political legacy of the Civil War; 7. Southern separatism and the class basis of American politics; Index.
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