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Men is cheap exposing the frauds of free labor in Civil War America

Title
Men is cheap [electronic resource] : exposing the frauds of free labor in Civil War America / Brian P. Luskey.
Author
Luskey, Brian P.
Publication
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

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Description
1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages) : illustrations.
Summary
"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"--
Series Statement
Civil War America
Uniform Title
  • Men is cheap (Online)
  • Civil War America (Series)
Alternative Title
Men is cheap (Online)
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access (note)
  • Access restricted to authorized users.
Contents
Black republican -- Bargains worse than fraudulent -- Capital in self -- Worthy of his hire -- The draft, popularized -- A great social problem.
ISBN
  • 9781469654331 (canceled/invalid)
  • 9781469654348 (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
2019032063
OCLC
ssj0002248573
Author
Luskey, Brian P.
Title
Men is cheap [electronic resource] : exposing the frauds of free labor in Civil War America / Brian P. Luskey.
Imprint
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
Series
Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
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Available from home with a valid library card
Available onsite at NYPL
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