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Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War

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Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War - Klement, Frank L
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During the agonizing days of the Civil War four secret political societies, often known as dark lantern societies, became household words throughout the North. Three of these groups--the Knights of the Golden Circle, the Order of American Knights, and the Sons of Liberty--supposedly were umbrellas for antiwar Democrats and were reportedly involved in treasonable activities. The Union League, on the other hand, was a patriotic political organization intent upon buttressing northern morale and giving support to the war ...

Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War 1989, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807115671

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Dark Lanterns: Secret Political Societies, Conspiracies, and Treason Trials in the Civil War 1984, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807111741

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