By Mark A. Lause
This specific heritage of the Civil warfare considers the impression of nineteenth-century American mystery societies at the route to in addition to the process the struggle. starting with the eu mystery societies that laid the basis for freemasonry within the usa, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the outdated World's traditions motivated numerous underground teams and hobbies in the United States, quite George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American try and mirror the political mystery societies that stimulated the eu Revolutions of 1848.
Lause lines the Brotherhood's a number of manifestations, together with the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which built the Ku Klux Klan), and the accomplice mystery teams by which John Wilkes sales space and others tried to undermine the Union. This publication exhibits how, within the years best as much as the Civil conflict, those clandestine agencies exacerbated current sectional tensions and will have performed an element in key occasions comparable to John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession means of 1860-1861.
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A Secret Society History of the Civil War by Mark A. Lause