Dark lanterns : secret political societies, conspiracies, and treason trials in the Civil War / Frank L. Klement.Material type: TextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1984Description: xiii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0807111740; 9780807111741Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc | Secret societies -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Trials (Treason) -- United States | Secret societies United States History 19th century | Trials (Treason) United States | United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Societies, etc | United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Underground movements | United States Politics and government 1861-1865DDC classification: 973.7 LOC classification: E458.8 | .K673 1984
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Bibliography: p. 245-253.
George Bickley and the knights of the Golden Circle -- The Union leagues : patriotic secret societies -- Phineas C. Wright, the Order of American Knights, and the Sanderson expose -- H. H. Dodd, the Sons of Liberty, and the Carrington expose -- The Holt report on secret societies -- The northwestern Confederacy scheme and the Indianapolis treason trials -- The Camp Douglas conspiracy and the Cincinnati treason trial -- Epilogue : postwar potpourri.
The author refutes past historical theories and claims that such subversive, secret Civil War societies as the Knights of the Golden Circle, the Order of American Knights, and the Sons of Liberty were never much more than paper-based organizations with vague goals and little ability to carry them out.