Copperhead gore: Benjamin Wood's Fort Lafayette and Civil War America

Benjamin Wood, Menahem Blondheim

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin has often been cited for its galvanizing effect on anti-slavery opposition in the years before the American Civil War. Southern sympathizers in the North (known as Copperheads) never came close to producing anything that matched its influence. One of the more interesting attempts was Fort Lafayette; or, Love and Secession (1862). The novel -- which features liberal doses of love and lust, intrigue and violence, loyalty and death -- is by no means great literatu
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBloomington
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9780253111906, 0253111900, 9781433708473, 1433708477, 9786612072772, 1282072773
ISBN (Print)9780253347374, 0253347378, 9780253218476, 0253218470
StatePublished - 2006


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