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The War Worth FightingAbraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America$
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Stephen D. Engle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060644

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060644.001.0001

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The Political Culture of the North

The Political Culture of the North

Party Politics of Nation and State

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The War Worth Fighting

Jennifer L. Weber

University Press of Florida

This chapter explores the context within which politicians (Republicans and Democrats) both in Washington and in the northern states operated and how they managed to keep the Union from splintering into regional factions. The war presented dissenters the opportunity to defend civil liberties and states’ rights and they did so vehemently.

Keywords:   Copperheads, Peace Democrats, Vallandigham

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