A House Divided: A Study of Statehood Politics and the Copperhead Movement in West Virginia

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, 1964 - History - 218 pages
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In A House Divided, Richard Orr Curry investigates the political realities that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of a new state during the Civil War. Orr's analysis of the intra-state conflicts over political, economic, and social issues, party factions of Unionism and Secessionism and multiple layers of division within those factions, offer fascinating and original insights into the long debate that would lead to the ratification of the West Virginia state constitution in 1863.

 

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Contents

Chapter1
1
Chapter2
13
Chapter3
28
Chapter4
38
Chapter5
46
Chapter6
55
Chapter7
69
Chapter8
79
Chapter12
106
Chapter13
120
Chapter14
131
Chapter15
136
Appendices
141
Notes
153
Bibliography
179
Index
197

Chapter9
86
Chapter10
90
Chapter11
100
Back Cover
205
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Richard Orr Curry was professor emeritus of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and the author or editor of several books including: The Abolitionists; Reformers or Fanatics?; The Shaping of America; and Freedom at Risk: Secrecy, Censorship, and Repression in the 1980s.

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