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dc.contributor.editorFinkelman, Paul
dc.contributor.editorKennon, Donald R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-16T05:31:27Z
dc.date.available2021-10-16T05:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51037
dc.description.abstractMost literature on the Civil War focuses on soldiers, battles, and politics. But for every soldier in the United States Army, there were nine civilians at home. The war affected those left on the home front in many ways. Westward expansion and land ownership increased. The draft disrupted families while a shortage of male workers created opportunities for women that were previously unknown. The war also enlarged the national government in ways unimagined before 1861. The Homestead Act, the Land Grant College Act, civil rights legislation, the use of paper currency, and creation of the Internal Revenue Service to collect taxes to pay for the war all illustrate how the war fundamentally, and permanently, changed the nation. The essays in this book, drawn from a wide range of historical expertise and approaching the topic from a variety of angles, explore the changes in life at home that led to a revolution in American society and set the stage for the making of modern America. Contributors: Jean H. Baker, Jenny Bourne, Paul Finkelman, Guy Gugliotta, Daniel W. Stowell, Peter Wallenstein, Jennifer L. Weber.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americas
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LA Jurisprudence & general issues::LAZ Legal history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.subject.otherCivil War Period (1850-1877)
dc.subject.otherLaw
dc.subject.otherLegal History
dc.titleCivil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America
dc.title.alternativeA Revolution on the Home Front
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy907a4342-54b7-4bcc-9208-2d58505573d3
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintOhio University Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/d08d392c-21dd-43ad-a390-f41524b5371f
oapen.identifier.isbn9780821446454


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