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After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War
by Gregory P. Downs
Harvard University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-674-74398-4 | eISBN: 978-0-674-42614-6
Library of Congress Classification E668.D74 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.714

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Civil War did not end with Confederate capitulation in 1865. A second phase commenced which lasted until 1871—not Reconstruction but genuine belligerency whose mission was to crush slavery and create civil and political rights for freed people. But as Gregory Downs shows, military occupation posed its own dilemmas, including near-anarchy.
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