Critically analyzed information on WBTS and Reconstruction:
For the books cited, you may find what you want in introductions or conclusions without having to read the whole book.
I. War Between The States
Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers. 1996. Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War. Chicago and LaSalle: Open Court.
Neely, Mark E., Jr. 1991. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. Oxford University Press.
Beard, Mariam. 1938 & 1963. "The Victory of American Business over Plantocracy and Its Celebration in the Guilded Age," Chapter XXIV in A History of Business, Volume II, from the Monopolists to the Organization Man. The University of Michigan Press, p. 154-199.
Hacker, Louis M. 1940 & 1947. "The Historic Role of the Civil War and Reconstruction Periods," section 1 of Chapter 24 in The Triumph of American Capitalism: The Development of Forces in American History to the End of the Nineteenth Century. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 338-345.
Faulkner, Harold Underwood. 1935. "Tariff Policy and History" in American Economic History, 3rd ed. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 235-239 & 510-516.
Folsom, Burton W., Jr. 1991. “James J. Hill and the Transcontinental Railroads” in his The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America. Herndon, VA: Young America’s Foundation, 17-39.
Nance, Ted. Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy. Look at chapters six - ten.
Grimsley, Mark. 1995. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. Cambridge University Press.
Janda, Lance. 1995. "Shutting the Gates of Mercy: The American Origins of Total War, 1860-1880," The Journal of Military History, 59, 1 (Jan.), 7-26.
R. E. C. 1858. “Modern Tactics,” The Southern Literary Messenger, 26, 1 (Jan.), 1-20. This article forecast much that actually resulted.
Look also for info. on the draft and on total mobilization of the entire economy for the war effort.
Chamberlain, Daniel H. 1901. “Reconstruction in South Carolina,” reprinted in Richard N. Current, ed., Reconstruction in Retrospect. Louisiana State University Press, 1969, 73-94.
Current, Richard Nelson. 1963. "Love, Hate and Thaddeus Stevens," Arguing with Historians: Essays on the Historical and the Unhistorical, 83-96.
Donald, Henderson H. 1952. "The Right to Vote and Hold Office" in The Negro Freedman: Life Conditions of the American Negro in the Early Years after Emancipation. New York: Henry Schuman, 220-225. Look at other chapters in this book also.
Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers. 1996. “One Nation under Bigger Government” in Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War. Chicago and LaSalle: Open Court, 328-333.
Smith, Howard R. 1995. "Reconstruction and Industrialism" in Economic History of the United States. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 292-307.
Look for something on using the military to control the people, whereas previously the militia (not the military) had been used for that purpose. (The militia were made up of people who made their living in civilian pursuits and would not have allowed themselves to be used to oppress the people, unless most of the people believed that a part of the people should be oppressed; that is to say, even the militia was not a perfect organization for people control, but better than using the professional military which was on salary and thus would do about whatever it was [is] told to do.)