National survival and the confederate congress

Adam Ramey

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    The author analyzes the voting behavior of legislators in the Congresses of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. He shows that the occupation of Confederate Congressional districts by Federal troops led legislators to abandon their previous voting behavior and instead support the strengthening of the central government in Richmond. Specific case evidence involving voting on a number of salient issues is provided to further demonstrate the robustness of this result. Most importantly, the result leads to outcomes at odds with the logic of secession as enunciated by Southern elites.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)31-40
    Number of pages10
    JournalHistorical Methods
    Volume46
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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    Voting Behavior
    Confederate
    Legislators
    Troops
    Voting
    Government
    Robustness
    Strengthening
    Secession
    Logic
    Salient
    Elites

    Keywords

    • Civil War
    • Congress
    • ideal point estimation
    • ideology

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    • History

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    National survival and the confederate congress. / Ramey, Adam.

    In: Historical Methods, Vol. 46, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 31-40.

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