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Re: Author Interview--David K. Thomson (Bonds of War) Part 1

All of this is fascinating. I look forward to reading Professor Thompson's book.

I am sure he knows of the neglected short book by William E. Dodd: ROBERT J WALKER: IMPERIALIST (1914). (Dodd of course became FDR's first ambassador to Nazi Germany and was Howard K. Beale's undergraduate teacher. Beale developed the once famous Beale thesis that gave an economic interpretation of Reconstruction. Beale in turn was C. Vann Woodward's teacher.)

Author Interview--David K. Thomson (Bonds of War) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature David K. Thomson to talk about his new book, Bonds of War: How Civil War Financial Agents Sold the World on the Union, published by the University of North Carolina Press in April 2022.

David Thomson is assistant professor of history at Sacred Heart University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

To start, Dave, how did you get interested in such a head exploding topic as bond and war finance?

Author: 
Fergus M. Bordewich
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Chris Fobare

Fobare on Bordewich, 'Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America'

Fergus M. Bordewich. Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. Illustrations. xx + 450 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-451-49444-3