By Larry E. Nelson
The South’s unmarried largest chance to influence political swap within the North used to be the presidential contest of 1864. If Lincoln’s aid foundered and the North elected a president with a extra versatile imaginative and prescient of peace at the continent, the South may observe its dream of independence.
In Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric, Larry Nelson vividly brings to existence the complicated nation of Northern politics through the election yr of 1863. He recounts fluctuations within the price of the buck, draft resistance and riots, protests against emancipation, political defeats suffered via the Republicans within the elections of 1862, and growing to be discontent within the border states and Midwest.
Nelson bargains an insider’s examine the management of Jefferson Davis, because it searched for cracks in Northern harmony and electoral possibilities to take advantage of. Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric is an engrossing account of a little-known aspect of Civil battle statecraft and politics.
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