Is The Tea Party to Obama What the Copperheads Were to Lincoln?

Friday, October 29, 2010

An early steroscopic photo of President Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1865 (Library of Congress (Walker, Lewis E, Photographer))

With a few days left until mid-term elections, we're looking at the fierce opposition that has emerged during this campaign season to President Barack Obama and the Democratic agenda. Historian Jennifer Weber, author of "Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North," explains how today's Tea Partiers are similar to the "Copperheads" of the 1800s that protested Lincoln and his policies during the Civil War.


Jennifer L. Weber

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Noel King

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