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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Genesis of the Campaign I
Concerning Cotton I
The Federals Go Hungry in Arkansas I

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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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