The Northern home-front during the Civil War was far from tranquil. 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 "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 that Northerners feared their neighbors would destroy 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-election. Packed with sharp observation and fresh interpretations, Copperheads is a gripping account of the fierce dissent that Lincoln called "the fire in the rear."
WELCOME ... START HAPPY !
Search for "Copperheads" Books in the Search Form now, Download or Read Books for FREE, just by Creating an Account to enter our library. More than 1 Million Books in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobook formats. Hourly Update.
This high-interest Science title is one of the 4 titles sold in a Book Pack as a part of the Tony Stead Independent Reading Reptiles and Amphibians Theme Set.
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of copperhead snakes.
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, food habits, and defense mechanisms of this poisonous pit viper.
This book introduces readers to the unique features of copperheads. Basic information is covered, such as habitat, life cycle, range, diet, prey, and copperheads' contribution to the ecosystem. Table of contents, diagrams, interesting facts, map, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Introduces readers to the copperhead, describes its physical characteristics, and discusses where they are found.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a cold-blooded, creepy-crawly copperhead? Learn all about this incredible reptile in this upper-elementary title. This title offers an in-depth look at copperheads, including their physical characteristics, behavior, survival, techniques, life cycle, habitat and range, and threats to the animal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.
Living in parts of the Eastern United States, copperheads are named after the orange-brown color of their bodies. Students will learn about the diet, habitats, and physical characteristics of these poisonous snakes.
"Simple text and full-color photographs describe copperhead snakes"--
Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, diet, and life cycles of copperheads.