From Reconstruction to Capitalist Crisis
Against The Current vol. 144

Morrison, Derrick
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Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13594

The outcome of the Civil War registered the defeat of the Army of the Confederate states, the defeat of the army of the slaveholders, and a victory for the army of the owners of the railroads and big industrial enterprises committed to free, or wage labor. The political party of the big property holders, the Republican party, was supported by the mass of small farmers, urban workers, small business owners and the abolitionist movement.