Roger Lowenstein explores how the Lincoln administration employed "economic innovations" to fund the Civil War, and manages to do so "in a clear and enjoyable manner avoiding what could potentially become a mind-numbing summary of financial data."
Williams, Frank J.
"Ways and Means: Lincoln and his Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
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