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The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce: The Story of a President and the Civil War Garry Boulard

The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce: The Story of a President and the Civil War

Garry Boulard

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Considered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857 and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity, Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that eras Peace Democrats, opposed to President LincolnsMoreConsidered a failure upon leaving the White House in 1857 and thought to be on his way to a well-deserved obscurity, Franklin Pierce during the Civil War emerged as a major spokesman for that eras Peace Democrats, opposed to President Lincolns suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and in defense of civil liberties.A Northerner with many close Southern friends, including Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederacy and his wife, Varina Davis, Pierce was also thought to be a traitor because of such ties and was at one point nearly arrested for suspected seditious behavior.