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READ & DOWNLOAD Ó Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North Ä The Northern home front during the Civil War was far from tranuil Fierce political debates set communities on edge spurred secret plots against the Union and triggered widespread violence At the heart of all thiRoy their livestock burn their homes even kill them And she 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 re electionPacked with sharp observation and fresh interpretations Copperheads is a gripping account of the fierce dissent that Lincoln called the fire in the rear. Very interesting recount of the politics in the Union during the Civil War The far Left side of the Democratic Party known as Copperheads were against most of what President Lincoln was for and they fought him each step of the way Obstructionists Unlike the opposition parties of the modern era there were widespread murders of those who did not agree with the same views of the Copperheads or the GOP The mid term elections then and now favored the party not in the White House The peace Party wanted to settle with the South in 1862 The Democrats wanted to maintain slavery Status uo There was wide spread sentiments to uit the war Parts of Ohio Indiana and Illinois wanted to form a new state and join the South New York City wanted to secede and become an independent city By 1864 the Copperheads were powerful enough to threaten Lincoln's chances for re election General McClellan was the nominee but was not a Copperhead The Copperheads gained control of the platform and wrote an extremely one sided view and this doomed their party's chance That said the vote was 55% for Lincoln and 45% for McClellan Not a landslide The battle wins of 1864 helped sway the independent votersInteresting book that covers a subject that most books just glean over

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The Northern home front during the Civil War was far from tranuil Fierce political debates set communities on edge spurred secret plots against the Union and triggered widespread violence At the heart of all this turmoil stood the anti war Democrats nicknamed CopperheadsNow 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 th. Interesting topic but reads like a PhD thesis that made it into print Which I suspect is exactly what it is

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Copperheads The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the NorthE 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 that Northerners feared their neighbors would dest. A study of the anti war faction in the North during the Civil War A fascinating topic usually skimmed over in textbooks and surveys of the US Civil War Written in of an academic style than a popular style