Civil War Era Studies
"Kinkyheads," the Gettysburg Compiler gleefully quipped at the bottom of a column in its February 23rd edition, "is the new title used for Abolitionists." This was, of course, "in contradiction to 'Copperheads.'"
Race was the live wire of Gettysburg's political scene. For the roughly 10% of the borough's population that was black, that live wire must have shocked daily. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "In Plain Black and White: Race & Gettysburg, Winter 1863." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (February 19, 2013).