The Resource A secret society history of the Civil War, Mark A. Lause

A secret society history of the Civil War, Mark A. Lause

Label
A secret society history of the Civil War
Title
A secret society history of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Lause
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for Freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in America, particularly George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American attempt to replicate the political secret societies that influenced the European revolutions of 1848. Lause traces the Brotherhood's various manifestations, the most conspicuous being the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which developed the Ku Klux Klan), and the Confederate secret groups through which John Wilkes Booth and others attempted to undermine the Union. Lause profiles the key leaders of these organizations, with special focus on George Lippard, Hugh Forbes, and George Washington Lafayette Bickley._x000B__x000B_Antebellum secret societies ranged politically from those with progressive or even revolutionary agendas to those that pursued conservative or oppressive goals. This book shows how, in the years leading up to the Civil War, these clandestine organizations exacerbated existing sectional tensions in the United States. Lause's research indicates that the pervasive influence of secret societies may have played a part in key events such as the Freesoil movement, the beginning of the Republican party, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession process of 1860-1861._x000B__x000B_This exceptional study encompasses both white and African American secret society involvement, revealing the black fraternal experience in antebellum America as well as the clandestine operations that provided assistance to escaped slaves via the Underground Railroad. Unraveling these pervasive and extensive networks of power and influence, A Secret Society History of the Civil War demonstrates that antebellum secret societies played a greater role in affecting Civil War-era politics than has been previously acknowledged
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E458.8
LC item number
.L38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A secret society history of the Civil War, Mark A. Lause
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Prologue. Old World Contours: Revolutionary Politics and the Secret Society Tradition""; ""PART I. ALTERNATIVE MEANS""; ""1. The Brotherhood of the Union: George Lippard and the Palestine of Redeemed Labor""; ""2. Universal Democratic Republicans: Hugh Forbes and Transatlantic Antislavery Radicalism""; ""Illustrations follow page 50""; ""3. Lone Stars and Golden Circles: The Manifest Destiny of George W.L. Bickley""; ""PART II. CHALLENGING POWER""
  • ""4. Higher Laws: The Fulcrum of African American National Identity""""5. Decisive Means: Political Violence and National Self-Definition""; ""PART III. ENDS""; ""6. The Counterfeit Nation: The KGC, Secession, and the Confederate Experience""; ""7. The Republic Saved: Secret Societies and the Survival of the Union""; ""Epilogue. Long Shadows: Lineages of the Secret Society Tradition in America""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn867785950
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 209 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283582797
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613895240
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1cbcf524-164f-4d5e-817d-a74408180e9e
  • 22573/ctt1c9k4q
  • 389524
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32201023
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867785950
  • pebcs0252093593

Library Locations

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