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New Perspectives on the Union War$
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Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth R. Varon

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823284542

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823284542.001.0001

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Building a Union of Banks

Building a Union of Banks

Salmon P. Chase and the Creation of the National Banking System

(p.160) Building a Union of Banks
New Perspectives on the Union War

Michael T. Caires

Fordham University Press

This essay discusses the relationship between the Republicans’ antebellum economic agenda and the events of the Civil War. The essay appears to begin aligned with the big argument that the Republicans were intent on changing the national economy, and the war provided a useful opportunity to do so.

Keywords:   antebellum economics, banking reform, capitalism, racial justice, Salmon Chase

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