The Economics of the Civil War

Mark Thornton, coauthor of Tariffs, Blockades and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War, offers a series of seven lectures, presented to the Auburn University Academy for Lifelong Learners, hosted at the Mises Institute.

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Mark Thornton
The Economics of the Civil War should instruct us in ways that the history of the Civil War might not. Cotton had much to do with what the war was about. Slavery as a cause of the Civil War is a modern development. How did the Union win the war? How did the aftermath of the war affect our own lives...