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A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

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Max M. Edling shows how the fledgling American government raised money and incurred debt for its military needs, from the War of Independence through the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. America s military strength, Edling shows, was a function of its ability to raise money--and it was only when this ability flourished that America began to become an international power. By the time of the Civil War, Edling writes, less than a century after war broke out between Britain and her American colonies, the United ...

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A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867
2014, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226181578

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