By Theodore J. Karamanski,Eileen M. McMahon
The Civil battle reworked Chicago from a trifling advertisement middle to an business strength in addition to the nation’s railroad hub and busiest port. The warfare additionally divided Chicago, although, among Lincoln supporters and Copperheads, whites and blacks, employees and vendors, natives and newbies. the town performed a key position in raising Abraham Lincoln to the Republican presidential nomination in 1860, but in basic terms 4 years later a Chicago baby-kisser’ s impression was once key in mentioning the battle a failure and selling a platform of peace with the Confederacy.
Using seldom obvious or newly exposed assets, this booklet tells the tale of the Civil battle throughout the eyes of these who lived that historical past. pictures thoughout the ebook successfully express the geography of occasions during this pivotal interval of Chicago’s heritage, and the editors have supplied an invaluable using advisor to Civil warfare websites in and round the city.
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