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Ending the Civil War and Consequences for Congress

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Abstract

This collection explores the closing months and weeks of the Civil War and its implications for Congress in the postwar nation. Topics include ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment; Sherman's March and the laws of war; commemoration of the Civil War after 100 and 150 years; sectionalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the end of popular constitutionalism; treatment of federal prisoners of war; the refugee crisis at the end of the war and in the Reconstruction period; and the postbellum U.S. economy.

Keywords

History, American history

Languages

English

Publisher

Ohio University Press

ISBN

9780821423370, 9780821446461

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