The Economic Effects of the American Civil War

Author(s): 
O'Brien, Patrick K.
ISBN: 
0333388186
Date published: 
January 1988
Paperback
Price: 
£7.99
Pages: 
80

This is a critical survey of contemporary historical research into the connection between the American Civil War and the long term Economic Growth of the United States. The central focus is on the methods used by economic historians to quantify the economic effects of drastic changes in taxation, government borrowing, and military expenditure, the destruction of human and physical capital, and the demise of slavery, which resulted from the war.