National History Day 2017 Theme: Taking a Stand in History
Welcome to the National History Day resource page brought to you by the La Crosse Public Library and UW-La Crosse Murphy Library. We developed this guide to introduce students and teachers to local topics for use in the National History Day competition. This list is not exhaustive but gives the reader an idea of local topics and basic resources for a subject.
Generally, materials held in the special collections or archives area of either library do NOT check-out; the items must be used at those libraries.
Politics – Civil War & the Copperheads
Ever heard of the Copperheads? They were generally a group of Democrats during the Civil War who lived in the northern states but who held southern sympathies. Nationally, La Crosse’s own Marcus “Brick” Pomeroy was the most notorious. During this time, he was the editor of the La Crosse Democrat and nicknamed President Lincoln “The Widow-Maker.” This did not sit well with his readers who supported predominately the northern cause.
Welcome to La Crosse History Unbound. Learn more about La Crosse County, history through these digitized collections from La Crosse Public Library and Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.