If Civil War battlefields saw vast carnage, the Northern home-front was itself far from tranquil. Fierce political debates set communities on edge, spurred secret plots against the Union, and triggered widespread violence, such as the New York City draft riots. And at the heart of all this... read more
List of Illustrations
Foreword by James M. McPherson
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. In the Shadows
Chapter 2. The Gathering Storm
Chapter 3. When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
Chapter 4. The Battle Behind the Lines
Chapter 5. The Summer of Lincoln's Discontent
Chapter 6. The Rise and Fall of the Copperheads
Chapter 7. 'Faction in Civil War Is Unmitigated Treason'
Chapter 8. Defeated