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Copperheads in Connecticut

Copperheads in Connecticut

A Peace Movement That Imperiled the Union

Chapter:
(p.60) Copperheads in Connecticut
Source:
This Distracted and Anarchical People
Author(s):
Matthew Warshauer
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0005

This essay argues that the two-party system so inflamed partisanship that wartime politics in Connecticut provide ample evidence to support Weber's position. It insists that the Democrats’ fierce and sometimes violent opposition posed a real and direct threat to the Union war effort

Keywords:   Two-party System, Copperheads, Connecticut, Partisanship, Peace Movement

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