The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

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This book is the first full account in more than 20 years of two significant, but relatively understudied, laws passed during the Civil War. The Confiscation Acts (1861-62) were designed to sanction slave holding states by authorizing the Federal Government to seize rebel properties (including land and other assets held in Northern and border states) and grant freedom to slaves who fought with or worked for the Confederate military. Abraham Lincoln objected to the Acts for fear they might push border states, particularly ...

The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South 2011, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823224906

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The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South 2005, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823224890

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