Free Download William C. Harris, "Two against Lincoln: Reverdy Johnson and Horatio Seymour, Champions of the Loyal Opposition"
English | ISBN: 0700624120 | 2017 | 272 pages | EPUB | 1399 KB
Reverdy Johnson (1796-1876), Maryland senator, and Horatio Seymour, Democratic governor of New York, were two influential opponents of Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans during the Civil War. But unlike the Copperheads, they staunchly supported the war to suppress the rebellion. The story of these two figures of the loyal opposition by Lincoln Prize-winning author William C. Harris provides a new way of understanding critical controversies relating to the purpose of the Civil War, its conduct, emancipation, white racial opinion, loyalty, military conscription, and civil liberties.