Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy

Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy

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In a book that has served as a standard source for more than three generations of Civil War scholars, Albert Burton Moore uses conscription to illustrate a central paradox of the Confederacy-in order to protect its commitment to states rights, the Confederacy was forced to adopt tactics of centralized government. He examines the system's daily operations, troublesome substitution and exemption procedures, and ultimate collapse. Although he credits Confederate conscription with a high degree of success, he blames it for causing dissension between state and national officials and for creating bureaucratic problems of colossal proportions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570031526
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/02/2011
Series: Southern Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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