Economic Change in the Civil War Era

Economic Change in the Civil War Era

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This volume is a collection of papers and comments delivered by a small group of economic historians at a conference held at the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation on March 12-14, 1964. The purpose of the conference was to examine Thomas C. Cochran’s controversial contention that the Civil War did not stimulate economic growth, but in some sectors, actually slowed it. The papers also examined more generally economic change during the Civil War period. The contributors were George Rogers Taylor, Robert Sharkey, Harry H. Pierce, Vincent P. Carosso, Morton Rothstein, William N. Parker, Louis Hartz, Daniel J. Elazar, A. Hunter Dupree, Robert V. Bruce, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Arthur M. Johnson, and Harold F. Williamson. Edited by David T. Gilchrist and W. David Lewis.