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

Author: Jennifer L Weber
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"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."".
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Weber
ISBN: 9780195306682 0195306686 9780195341249 0195341244
OCLC Number: 67239634
Description: xv, 286 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Weber.
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Abraham Lincoln fought the Civil War on two fronts - a military effort against the Confederate Army & a political struggle against those within the North who opposed the war. These Copperheads ranged  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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