The British Foreign Service and the American Civil War

The British Foreign Service and the American Civil War

by Eugene Berwanger

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Overview

During the American Civil War, the British legation and consuls experienced strained relations with both the Union and the Confederacy, to varying degrees and with different results. Southern consuls were cut off from the legation in Washington, D.C., and confronted their problems for the most part without direction from superiors. Consuls in the North sought assistance from the British foreign minister and followed the procedures he established. Diplomatic relations with Great Britain eased tensions in the North; the British consuls in the South were expelled in 1863.

Eugene H. Berwanger uses archival sources in both Britain and the United States as a basis for his reevaluation of consular attitudes. Because much of this material was not available to earlier historians of British-American diplo-macy, the author expands upon their conclusions and suggests reinterpreta-tions in light of the new information.

The first comprehensive investigation of Anglo-American relations during the Civil War, The British Foreign Service and the American Civil War will interest scholars of American history and diplomatic relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813118765
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 09/15/1994
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eugene Berwanger is professor of history at Colorado State University and author of several other books on American history.

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