The Hidden Civil War

The Hidden Civil War

by Wood Gray


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ISBN-13: 9780670370252
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1942
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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The Hidden Civil War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jackdav38 More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating history of the political conflicts in the Union during the Civil War. Gray introduces the reader to the "Copperheads," anti-war Democrats in the North. This group feared a much more powerful central government would result from a Union victory. They were a powerful force during the war--Lincoln feared this group as much as the rebel armies, referring to them as the "fire in the rear." Gray has a harsh verdict on the legacy of these men; he considers them shallow, racist political hacks. I have a more positive evaluation of them; I felt some of their grievances were justified. After all, they were right about one huge event--the central government did grow tremendously after the war.