passa ai contenuti
Copperheads : the rise and fall of Lincoln's opponents in the North Anteprima di questo documento
ChiudiAnteprima di questo documento
Stiamo controllando…

Copperheads : the rise and fall of Lincoln's opponents in the North

Autore: Jennifer L Weber
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
Sommario:
"If Civil War battlefields saw vast carnage, the Northern home front was itself far from tranquil. Fierce political debates set communities on edge, spurred secret plots against the Union, and triggered widespread violence, such as the New York City draft riots. And at the heart of all this turmoil stood Northern antiwar Democrats, nicknamed "Copperheads."".
Voto:

(non ancora votato) 0 con commenti - Diventa il primo.

Soggetti
Altri come questo

 

Trova una copia in biblioteca

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Stiamo ricercando le biblioteche che possiedono questo documento…

Dettagli

Persona incaricata: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jennifer L Weber
ISBN: 9780195306682 0195306686 9780195341249 0195341244
Numero OCLC: 67239634
Descrizione: xv, 286 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: In the shadows --
The gathering storm --
When will this cruel war be over? --
The battle behind the lines --
The summer of Lincoln's discontent --
The rise and fall of the Copperheads --
"Faction in Civil War is unmitigated treason" --
Defeated.
Responsabilità: Jennifer L. Weber.
Maggiori informazioni:

Abstract:

"If Civil War battlefields saw vast carnage, the Northern home front was itself far from tranquil. Fierce political debates set communities on edge, spurred secret plots against the Union, and triggered widespread violence, such as the New York City draft riots. And at the heart of all this turmoil stood Northern antiwar Democrats, nicknamed "Copperheads."".

"Now, Jennifer L. Weber offers the first full-length portrait of this powerful faction to appear in almost half a century. Weber reveals how the Copperheads came perilously close to defeating Lincoln and ending the war in the South's favor. Indeed, by the summer of 1864, they had grown so strong that Lincoln himself thought his defeat was "exceedingly likely." Passionate defenders of civil liberties and states' rights - and often virulent racists - the Copperheads deplored Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus, his liberal interpretation of the Constitution, and, most vehemently, his moves toward emancipation.

Weber reveals how the battle over these issues grew so heated, particularly in the Midwest, that Northerners feared their neighbors would destroy their livestock, burn their homes, even kill them. Indeed, some Copperheads went so far as to conspire with Confederate forces and plan armed insurrections, including an attempt to launch an uprising during the Democratic convention in Chicago. Finally, Weber illuminates the role of Union soldiers, who, furious at Copperhead attacks on the war effort, moved firmly behind Lincoln. The soldiers' support for the embattled president kept him alive politically in his darkest times, and their victories on the battlefield secured his reelection.".

"Disgraced after the war, the Copperheads melted into the shadows of history. Here, Jennifer L. Weber illuminates their story."--BOOK JACKET.

Commenti

Recensioni editoriali

Sinossi editore

"An excellent starting point for specialists and nonspecialists alike who want to understand the very real challenges to the Lincoln administration."--Sean Nalty, Virginia Quarterly Review"Readers Per saperne di più…

 
Commenti degli utenti
Recuperando commenti GoodReads…
Stiamo recuperando commenti DOGObooks

Etichette

Le etichette di tutti gli utenti (1)

Vedi le etichette più popolari come: lista di etichette | nuvola di etichette

Conferma questa richiesta

Potresti aver già richiesto questo documento. Seleziona OK se si vuole procedere comunque con questa richiesta.

Dati collegati


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/67239634>
library:oclcnum"67239634"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/67239634>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description"In the shadows -- The gathering storm -- When will this cruel war be over? -- The battle behind the lines -- The summer of Lincoln's discontent -- The rise and fall of the Copperheads -- "Faction in Civil War is unmitigated treason" -- Defeated."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/794060527>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Copperheads : the rise and fall of Lincoln's opponents in the North"@en
schema:numberOfPages"286"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/67239634>
schema:reviewBody""If Civil War battlefields saw vast carnage, the Northern home front was itself far from tranquil. Fierce political debates set communities on edge, spurred secret plots against the Union, and triggered widespread violence, such as the New York City draft riots. And at the heart of all this turmoil stood Northern antiwar Democrats, nicknamed "Copperheads.""."
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Chiudi finestra

Per favore entra in WorldCat 

Non hai un account? Puoi facilmente crearne uno gratuito.