After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War

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"The Civil War did not end with Confederate capitulation in 1865. A second phase commenced which lasted until 1871—not Reconstruction but genuine belligerency whose mission was to crush slavery and create civil and political rights for freed people. But as Gregory Downs shows, military occupation posed its own dilemmas, including near-anarchy. "

Author
Gregory P. Downs
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Year Published
2015