Today I take a look at the state of affairs in Locktown ten years after the Civil War had ended. Turns out, people living there were not at all reconciled to the way the war ended. Given how much attention has been paid lately to the matter of race in America, it seemed fitting to take a look at the problem 150 years ago. Clearly, America has unfinished business to deal with.
The basis for this article is a memoir that one of my readers shared with me. It is a fascinating glimpse of life in Hunterdon County so long ago: “Copperheadism” in Locktown.