Red River Campaign: Politics and Cotton in the Civil War

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Kent State University Press, 1958 - History - 317 pages
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First published in 1958, Red River Campaign examines how partisan politics, economic needs and personal profit determined military policy and operations in Louisiana and Arkansas during the spring of 1864.
  

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The Union's plan for the Civil War was to blockade the Confederacy. Following the fall of Vicksburg, thus splitting the Confederacy along the Mississippi River, the next step was to cut Texas and its border with Mexico from the rest of the South. Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Paulk - Goodreads

This is a book that may have a more regional following, regardless of how well it is written and it is well written. The Red River Campaign is a vastly understated component of the Civil War. However ... Read full review

Contents

Genesis of the Campaign I
3
Concerning Cotton I
49
The Federals Go Hungry in Arkansas I
170
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Page iv - By the external blockade, the price is made certainly six times as great as it was. And yet the enemy gets through at least one-sixth part as much in a given period, say a year, as if there were no blockade, and receives as much for it as he would for a full crop in time of peace. The effect, in substance, is, that we give him six ordinary crops without the trouble of producing any...

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