A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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What does 'Republican' mean?

Find out what Republican means. Republican is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

Republican

The Republican Party was a newly formed political party that came into being in the 1850's. The Republican Party replaced what had previously been known as the Whig Party. Their goal was to prevent the spread of slavery into the western territories, but eventually, they stood for all abolition of slavery. At the time of the Civil War, very few Southerners were Republicans. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. In my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the term "Republican" is used as such:

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“The stock market plummeted because they elected that black Republican,” said Mr. Kimball, referring to the fact that Lincoln’s ticket supported abolition.

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“Because their president is a Republican. They don’t take to us Democrats,” Jake stated, to which David nodded in agreement.

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On October 8, the Battle of Perryville took place, which was Kentucky’s only major battle thus far, between Union General Buell and Confederate General Braxton Bragg. Because the Republicans thought Buell was proslavery for wanting to protect Southerners’ property, he was relieved of his command. On October 9, General Longstreet was promoted to lieutenant general. A day later, so was General Jackson, and on that same day, General Stuart began his raid into Pennsylvania. The troopers rode up to Chambersburg, where they helped themselves to fresh horses and newly harvested fodder. They continued on around the Union army and returned to Virginia, completing Stuart’s second ride around McClellan.

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Chapter 1: Chapter One
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"... Hiram. “They burned him in effigy, right here in Huntsville.” “The stock market plummeted because they elected that black Republican,” said Mr. Kimball, referring to the fact that Lincoln’s ticket supported abolition. “Well, before all this occurred,” said Hiram, “there was talk ..."

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Chapter 6: Chapter Six
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"... it the Huntsville Reveille.” “Why did they do that?” David wondered aloud. “Because their president is a Republican. They don’t take to us Democrats,” Jake stated, to which David nodded in agreement. “They’ve moved into the train depot, the Female Seminary, and the Green ..."

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Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...On October 8, the Battle of Perryville took place, which was Kentucky’s only major battle thus far, between Union General Buell and Confederate General Braxton Bragg. Because the Republicans thought Buell was proslavery for wanting to protect Southerners’ property, he was relieved of his command. On October 9, General Longstreet was promoted to lieutenant general. A day later, so was General Jackson, and on that same day, General Stuart began his raid into Pennsylvania. The troopers rode up ..."

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