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5. Confederate Blockade of the South

  • Economics of the Civil War
February 16, 2005

Tags U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

The Confederate government blockaded the Southern economy by bad policies like impressment and trying to run the blockade themselves. The government declared that fifty percent of all cargo space had to be for the Confederate government.

Lecture 5 of 8 from Mark Thornton's The Economics of the Civil War, presented to the Auburn University Academy for Lifelong Learners.

 

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