The Copperhead Threat in Illinois

Time: 1 hour (10-15 minutes for questions)
Fee: Negotiable
Related Article: “Mural depicts Civil War riot

In this presentation, first given at the 2007 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, Michael describes the heated climate of Illinois during the Civil War and argues that, contrary to popular belief, the strongest copperhead opposition materialized in central, not southern, Illinois. Michael supports his argument with both incidents of unrest and electoral statistics from the era.

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Michael Kleen
c/o Black Oak Media
PO Box 773
Macomb, IL 61455


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