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

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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 era's Peace Democrats, opposed to President Lincoln's 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.
 

About Garry Boulard

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A free-lance writer, Boulard has written on the political, economic, and social life of Louisiana and New Orleans for many publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor.
 
Published June 26, 2006 by iUniverse, Inc.. 204 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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