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Decisive Means: Political Violence and National Self-Definition

Mark A. Lause

in A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how political violence challenged the old Enlightenment faith that reason and right would guide the new nation-states. However, the nation-states themselves had been subverting ... More


“The Ranting of the Black-Hearted Villains”: Soldiers and the Anti-War Movement

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Union soldiers' opposition to the anti-war movement that emerged during the Civil War. It considers how Union soldiers came to despise those who espoused peace at any cost, ... More


Lone Stars and Golden Circles: The Manifest Destiny of George W. L. Bickley

Mark A. Lause

in A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Knights of the Golden Circle. George Washington Lafayette Bickley became one of the most famous members of the Brotherhood of the Union after he founded his own Knights of ... More


“Christian Patriotism” in Flush: Political Preaching, Antiwar Dissent, and Summer Thanksgiving

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

After the war's second summer, the northern home front showed signs of unrest. Draft resistance, highly divisive state elections, and fears of Copperhead uprisings demonstrated the strength of ... More


A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Mark A. Lause

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that ... More


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