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

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Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865
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Winner of the 2011 Tom Watson Brown Book Award

An award-winning exploration of a Civil War financial conspiracy in Missouri--and its reverberations today

In this original work, Mark W. Geiger explores the impact of a previously unknown financial conspiracy in Civil War-era Missouri, a sham-loan scheme that devastated the state's planter elite, caused a revolution in land ownership, and fueled a ferocious insurgency in the state.

Geiger's book--the first detailed study of the grassroots nature of financing for military mobilization in the American Civil War--shows how Missouri's ill-conceived plan has affected the political direction of the state to this day.

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9780300151510
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
July 27, 2010