Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 (Classic Reprint)

Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Illinois State Constitutional Convention of 1862 Of patriotism spent itself, the people began to realize the serious ness of the struggle. Men who had.becn prominent in Democratic pol ities had to either join the Republican party, enter the army, keep their party organization alive by raising local and state issues, or leave politics. A loyal citizen could follow any one of these courses. Undoubtedly opposition to the war was developing during the latter part of 1861 and early part of 1862, yet there is very little, if any, evidence that such opposition found expression in the election in November 1861. There is some evidence, however, that some Democrats considered the convention a convenient means of reorganizing the party on state issues and so keeping it alive until the war was over. No doubt the sentiment expressed in an eds itorial on the Constitutional Convention of the Urbana Weekly Democrat, August 24, 1861, was that of many a Democratic journal and leader. It was as follows. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • English
  • 47 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243293380
  • 9780243293384