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Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865 - Geiger, Mark W. - Yale University Press

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Yale Series in Economic and Financial History

Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Mark W. Geiger
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Won the Tom Watson Brown Book Prize awarded by the Society of Civil War Historians

Winner of the 2011 Francis B. Simkins Prize, awarded by the Southern Historical Association.

Won Honorable Mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize awarded by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

This highly original work explores a previously unknown financial conspiracy at the start of the American Civil War. The book explains the reasons for the puzzling intensity of Missouri’s guerrilla conflict, and for the state’s anomalous experience in Reconstruction. In the broader history of the war, the book reveals for the first time the nature of military mobilization in the antebellum United States.

Mark Geiger is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, and will also be a Kluge Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress for the 2011-12 academic year.

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