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Title Men Is Cheap Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America / Brian P. Luskey.

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Project MUSE EBA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Civil War America (Series)
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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 Description based on print version record.
Subject Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Employment agencies -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Labor -- Social aspects -- United States.
Working class -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Added Author Project Muse. distributor
ISBN 9781469654348
OCLC # muse83516
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