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We need men : the Union draft in the Civil War / James W. Geary.
Title:
We need men : the Union draft in the Civil War / James W. Geary.
Personal Author:
Publication:
Dekalb : Northern Illinois University Press, 1991.
Publication Date:
1991
ISBN:
9780875801575
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-255) and index.
Contents:
In this book, the author "charts the creation and evolution of the draft in terms of its broad military, social, and political contexts and evaluates its success in contributing to the ranks of the Union army. Drawing in part from previously untapped sources in the National Archives. The authors explores the complex workings of the quota system -- long a source of confusion. He presents composite portraits of those Union men who were drafted, those who paid a three hundred dollar exemption fee, and those who provided substitutes. The author addresses an issue that has lingered for more than a century -- namely, whether the Civil War was 'a rich man's war and a poor man's fight' and, if so, whether the Union draft may have contributed to class discrimination in the North" -- Book jacket.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
volume
Local Note:
MSU--Ulysses S. Grant Association.

MSU--Gift of David J. Eicher and John H. Eicher.
Language:
English
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