The Greatest Nation of the Earth
Republican Economic Policies During the Civil War
By (author) Heather Cox Richardson
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Greatest Nation of the Earth by Heather Cox Richardson
Book DescriptionWhile fighting a war for the Union, the Republican party attempted to construct the most powerful and socially advanced nation in the world. Rejecting common assumptions that wartime legislation was a series of piecemeal reactions to wartime necessities, this book argues that the party members systematically engineered pathbreaking laws to promote their own distinctive theory of political economy. The author aims to show that the Republicans were a dynamic progressive party who championed a specific type of economic growth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674362130
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Death of Reconstruction, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Heather Cox Richardson
Argues that class, along with race, was critical to Reconstruction's end. The author traces the changing Northern attitudes toward African Americans from the Republicans' idealized image of black workers in 1861 through the 1901 publication of Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery".
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Author Biography - Heather Cox Richardson
Heather Cox Richardson is Associate Professor of American History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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