The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era
Find using OpenURL The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era (review) In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: This study of the liberal republican movement provides a sympathetic treatment of a small group of Republicans who were the founders of a challenge to the Republican party and the Ulysses S. Grant administration during the election of 1872. The author specifically identifies twenty-three individuals he regards as core members of this group. This group only reluctantly supported many of the Union government war policies, which expanded and centralized federal power and threatened their long-standing faith in limited government and "classical republicanism" (210). The liberal republican movement, according to this study, originated in Missouri and soon recruited prominent Republicans in the East who shared similar values. Copyright © 2008 The Kent State University Press Project MUSE® - View Citation Howard W. Allen, H. Howard W.