During the Civil War, Missouri presented President Abraham Lincoln, United States military commanders, and state officials with an array of complex and difficult problems. Although Missouri did not secede, a large minority of residents owned slaves, sympathized with secession, or favored the Confederacy. Many residents joined a Confederate state militia, became pro-Confederate guerrillas, or helped the cause of the South in some subversive manner. In this intriguing study, Dennis K. Boman reveals the difficulties that the president, military officials, and state authorities faced in trying to curb traitorous activity while upholding the spirit of the United States Constitution
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|Size: ||4.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2011|
|ISBN: ||9780807138250 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|