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Author Wilson, Mark (Mark R.), 1970-

Title The business of civil war [electronic resource] : military mobilization and the state, 1861-1865 / Mark R. Wilson.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-293) and index.
Contents The rise and fall of a federal supply system -- The formation of a national bureaucracy -- The making of a mixed military economy -- The trouble with contracting -- The middleman on trial -- The unacknowledged militarization of America -- Appendix A : note on the value of a dollar during the Civil War era -- Appendix B : leading northern military contractors in selected industries -- Appendix C : note on data collection and record linkages.
Summary "This account of the politics and economics of the giant military supply project in the North reconstructs an important but little known part of Civil War history. Drawing on new and extensive research in army and business archives, Mark R. Wilson offers a fresh view of the wartime North and the ways in which its economy worked when the Lincoln administration, with unprecedented military effort, moved to suppress the rebellion." "Students of the American Civil War will welcome this fresh study of military-industrial production and procurement on the home front - long an obscure topic."--Jacket.
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Subject United States. Army -- Mobilization -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army -- Mobilization -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects.
Contracting out -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wilson, Mark (Mark R.), 1970- Business of civil war. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 9780801883484 (DLC) 2005029017 (OCoLC)62127736
ISBN 9780801888830 (electronic bk.)
0801888832 (electronic bk.)
080189820X (pbk.)
9780801898204 (pbk.)
0801883482 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40013040688