copperheadism


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copperheadism

any expression of sympathy for the Confederate cause in the American Civil War. — copperhead, n.
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139) Some Democrats hoped, with the antislavery activist Chase as its standard bearer, "the party could advertise itself as purged of Copperheadism, a reformed and penitent new party.
But the "sound and fury" over emancipation and migration that we tend to label as mid-western Copperheadism was not just a discursive political device to use against the Lincoln administration, as some scholars have suggested.
Smith, "Crawford County `Ez Trooly Dimecratic': A Study of Midwestern Copperheadism," Ohio History 76 (1967): 33-53, 93-95.