Copperheadism

[ kop-er-hed-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈkɒp ər hɛdˌɪz əm /

noun

U.S. History. (during the Civil War) the advocacy of peace negotiations to restore the Union to its prewar condition, with continued slavery in the South.

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Origin of Copperheadism

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; copperhead + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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