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Published: 26 June 2008

304 Pages

ISBN: 9780195341249

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The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North (Foreword by James M. McPherson)

Jennifer L. Weber

  • Foreword written by James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author, and preeminent historian of the Civil War
  • This is the first comprehensive history of the Copperheads ever written, and the first book on the subject in more than 45 years
  • Weber proves that the antiwar movement in the North was far more powerful than historians have realized
  • Timely subject: a book on dissent and the question of civil liberties during wartime is certainly relevant today
  • Well-written: Author is a former journalist who provides vivid anecdotes and portraits of Copperhead leaders