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The Union Divided

Party Conflict in the Civil War North

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674016101

Publication Date: 02/01/2005


272 pages

5-1/8 x 7-15/16 inches

1 table


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. “No party now but all for our country”: Political Parties and the Public Safety
  • 2. “Blustering treason in every assembly”: The Revolt against Politics in 1863
  • 3. “He must be entrenching”: Political Parties and the Death of Strategy
  • 4. “Odious to honourable men”: The Press and Its Freedom in the Civil War
  • 5. “Times of corruption and demoralization”: The Futility of a Loyal Opposition
  • 6. “Paroxysms of rage and fear”: The Republican Party at War
  • 7. “The Civil War and the Two-Party System”: A Reconsideration
  • Notes
  • Index

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