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

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.

eISBN: 978-0-300-15152-7
Subjects: Economics