Slavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865 (Paperback)Charles Adams (author)
Paperback 520 Pages / Published: 28/12/2006
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Noted historian Charles Adams has assembled an extraordinary collection of articles-never before collected and made available for easy study-written by foreign journalists at the time of the U.S. Civil War. These journals are a fount of insights about the war, and readers will be rewarded with a new appreciation for the views of contemporary foreign observers of America's war. Readers will realize that the Europeans seemed to know more about America's "quarrel," as they liked to call the war, than previously thought possible. Foreign observers wrote in an atmosphere of freedom, without the dangers that crippled and destroyed journalism in America. Foreign writers were not arrested and locked up; nor were foreign journals silenced by armed soldiers, mobs, or by censorship of the mails, nor were their editors hauled off to prison. Also, the American Civil War was not their struggle, and, as the reader will discover, by looking at the quarrel from a distance the foreign correspondents could see what Americans at the scene could not. A broad sweep of views running from pro-North to pro-South, with foreign writers marshalling their arguments with facts and information that had come to their attention, is presented.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 821 g
Dimensions: 233 x 149 x 34 mm
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