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Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin has often been cited for its galvanizing effect on anti-slavery opposition in the years before the American Civil War. Southern sympathizers in the North (known as Copperheads) never came close to producing anything that matched its influence. One of the more interesting attempts was Fort Lafayette; or, Love and Secession (1862). The novel -- which features liberal doses of love and lust, intrigue and violence, loyalty and death -- is by no means great literature. It does, however, lay claim to being the only pacifist novel of the Civil War. Wood hoped to persuade his readers of the moral wrong, the folly, and the dangers to republican government of the war in which the country was engaged. The novel underscores the deep connections between Americans on both sides of the sectional conflict, the pain of their severance, and the suffering brought about by war.

For this reissue, Menahem Blondheim has provided a detailed introduction to the novel, the politics of the era, and Wood's life and career. Two of Wood's Congressional speeches are also included.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-76
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  1. FORT LAFAYETTE; OR, LOVE AND SECESSION
  2. p. 77
  1. CHAPTER I
  2. pp. 81-85
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  1. CHAPTER II
  2. pp. 86-91
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  1. CHAPTER III
  2. pp. 92-97
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  1. CHAPTER IV
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  1. CHAPTER V
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  1. CHAPTER VI
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  1. CHAPTER VII
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  1. CHAPTER VIII
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  1. CHAPTER IX
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  1. CHAPTER X
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  1. CHAPTER XI
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  1. CHAPTER XII
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  1. CHAPTER XIII
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  1. CHAPTER XIV
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  1. CHAPTER XV
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  1. CHAPTER XVI
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  1. CHAPTER XVII
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  1. CHAPTER XVIII
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  1. CHAPTER XIX
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  1. CHAPTER XX
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  1. CHAPTER XXI
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  1. CHAPTER XXII
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  1. CHAPTER XXIII
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  1. CHAPTER XXIV
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  1. CHAPTER XXV
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  1. CHAPTER XXVI
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  1. CHAPTER XXVII
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  1. CHAPTER XXVIII
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  1. CHAPTER XXIX
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  1. CHAPTER XXX
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  1. Appendix 1. Speech 1: "State of the Union," Benjamin Wood, 16 May 1862
  2. pp. 255-269
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  1. Glossary and Explanatory Notes to Fort Lafayette; or, Love and Secession
  2. pp. 285-291
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  1. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  2. p. 293
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253111906
Related ISBN
9780253347374
MARC Record
OCLC
191932425
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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