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Good. No Jacket. First edition. Blue cloth. No jacket. 314 pp. Illustrated plates throughout. A study and history of the political movement and people known as the Copperheads, a faction northern Democrats opposed to the Civil War, and who encouraged draft evasion, desertion and an immediate peace settlement with the Confederacy that would still allow slavery. GOOD condition. Uneven minor toning and fading to the covers, with light soiling and edgewear. Owner's signature present. Minor underlining in the text of the first few chapters.
The book is well researched, and arranged well - chapters run chronologically, and are titled with the dominant public sentiment of that period of the civil war. It provides insight into the Democratic opposition of the war, but simultaneously offers sweeping, baseless (or poorly sourced) critiques of them.
I would recommend reading this in conjunction with other books on the Copperheads (Weber's 2006 book, and Klement's entire catalog) to gain a balanced view of the subject. This book, while over 60 years old, is still worthwhile.
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