Missouri under Radical rule, 1865-1870

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Missouri under Radical rule, 1865-1870

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Title: Missouri under Radical rule, 1865-1870
Author: Parrish, William Earl, 1931-
Contributor: University of Missouri Press
Date: 1965
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Abstract: The five years following the Civil War were a critical period in Missouri's history.The conservative groups that had long dominated the politics and economics of the state found themselves split over a variety of issues. Into the power vacuum thus created stepped a group of opportunists who had coalesced their various interests in the Radical Union party. They found themselves linked by their desire to rid Missouri of slavery, which, while it did not dominate the state's economy, did symbolize the vaunted power of conservative rule. Generally progressive in their outlook, the Radicals anticipated a large-scale influx of population and capital into the state if Missouri could change · its image from a state beridden with guerrilla warfare to one offering opportunity and advancement to all newcomers. It is the hope of the author that this work will help to restore a balanced picture of Missouri under Radical rule.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15696

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