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Title Men is cheap : exposing the frauds of free labor in Civil War America / Brian P. Luskey.
Author Luskey, Brian P., author.
Publication Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages) : illustrations.
Call # eBOOK
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-270) and index.
Contents Black republican -- Bargains worse than fraudulent -- Capital in self -- Worthy of his hire -- The draft, popularized -- A great social problem.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Working class -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Labor -- Social aspects -- United States.
Employment agencies -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion.
Capitalism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00846453
Labor -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00989832
Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01082785
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Luskey, Brian P. Men is cheap. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020] 9781469654324 (DLC) 2019032063 (OCoLC)1110682505
ISBN 9781469654331 (electronic bk.)
1469654334 (electronic bk.)

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