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"Follow the Money"

"Follow the Money" pr o fessional notes "Follow the Money" mark w. geiger editor's note: The following represents the acceptance speech for the Watson Brown Prize for best book published on the Civil War era in calendar year 2010. Tad Brown, president of the Watson-Brown Foundation, awarded the prize for the book Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861­1865, published by Yale University Press. Reproduced in whole, the remarks were given at the annual banquet of the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH), held during the Southern Historical Association meeting last October in Baltimore. The SCWH judges and administers the book prize. Before I say anything else, I'd like to thank my graduate adviser, who is here tonight--Dr. LeeAnn Whites, of the University of Missouri­Columbia. I based this book on my dissertation, and without her excellent guidance and advice--and all the times she read my work--I would not be here tonight. I'll begin tonight with a question we have all heard: Why study the Civil War? The war ended long ago and is already the subject of a vast body of work. One reason the war remains important is that for many Americans, myself included, the war is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

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pr o fessional notes "Follow the Money" mark w. geiger editor's note: The following represents the acceptance speech for the Watson Brown Prize for best book published on the Civil War era in calendar year 2010. Tad Brown, president of the Watson-Brown Foundation, awarded the prize for the book Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861­1865, published by Yale University Press. Reproduced in whole, the remarks were given at the annual banquet of the Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH), held during the Southern Historical Association meeting last October in Baltimore. The SCWH judges and administers the book prize. Before I say anything else, I'd like to thank my graduate adviser, who is here tonight--Dr. LeeAnn Whites, of the University of Missouri­Columbia. I based this book on my dissertation, and without her excellent guidance and advice--and all the times she read my work--I would not be here tonight. I'll begin tonight with a question we have all heard: Why study the Civil War? The war ended long ago and is already the subject of a vast body of work. One reason the war remains important is that for many Americans, myself included, the war is

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 19, 2012

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