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Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction - Fuller, A James
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Remembered as the "Great War Governor" who led the state of Indiana during the Civil War, Oliver P. Morton has always been a controversial figure. His supporters praised him as a statesman who helped Abraham Lincoln save the Union, while his critics blasted him as a ruthless tyrant who abused the power of his office. Many of his contemporaries and some historians saw him as a partisan politician and an opportunist who shifted his positions to maintain power. Later generations treated Governor Morton as either a hero or a ...

Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction 2017, Kent State University Press

ISBN-13: 9781606353103

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