Men is cheap : exposing the frauds of free labor in Civil War America / Brian P. Luskey.

Author
Luskey, Brian P. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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"Men Is Cheap shows how the concepts of military and domestic necessity were connected in white northerners' minds and clarifies what they thought the war was fought over. In the process of winning the war, white northerners were forced to grapple with the frauds of free labor. Labor brokers, by helping to staff the Union military and Yankee households, did indispensable work that helped the northern state and northern employers emerge victorious"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index.
Contents
Black republican -- Bargains worse than fraudulent -- Capital in self -- Worthy of his hire -- The draft, popularized -- A great social problem.
ISBN
  • 9781469654324 (hardcover)
  • 1469654326 (hardcover)
LCCN
2019032063
OCLC
1110682505
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