Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877

Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877

by Richard Franklin Bensel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521391369

ISBN-13: 9780521391368

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521391368
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/25/1991
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.10(d)

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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