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The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War, Don H. Doyle

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The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War
Title
The cause of all nations
Title remainder
an international history of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Don H. Doyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Civil War is most often understood as an internal conflict, one fought by American soldiers over issues uniquely American in origin and consequence. But in The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle reframes our understanding of the Civil War, describing it as a conflict that was shaped by international forces--and which had major international repercussions. Doyle shows that, rather than being an internal struggle, the Civil War hinged on the support of nations across the seas, especially in Europe. Both the North and the South looked to Europe for backing, and the Confederacy in particular depended on Britain and France recognizing it as a legitimate nation, which would allow for commercial treaties, loans, and even military aid. Indeed, representatives of the North and the South went so far as to adapt their ideologies to the expectations of European leaders, in the hopes of garnering much-needed support; at a certain point late in the war, the Confederacy even considered abolishing slavery in an attempt to win over French and British rulers. Lincoln quickly learned to reframe the Union's argument in order to win over potential allies. Instead of framing the debate around the unconstitutionality of the South's secession, his speeches began to highlight the importance of preserving the Union and freeing the slaves, an approach with allowed Lincoln to win the support of the European public. The United States became the 'Great Republic, ' an embattled defender of liberty, equality, and self-government and, in Lincoln's poignant words, the 'last best hope of earth.' A bold account of the international dimensions of one of America's most defining conflicts, The Cause of All Nations offers an important new way of understanding the Civil War"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
E469.8
LC item number
.D687 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War, Don H. Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of Key Events 1860-1870 -- Introduction: American Crisis, Global Struggle -- Part I. Only a Civil War? -- Garibaldi's Question -- We Are a Nation -- We Will Wrap the World in Flames -- Part II. The American Question -- The Republican Experiment -- The Empires Return -- Foreign Translations -- Foreign Legions -- Part III. Liberty's War -- The Latin Strategy -- Garibaldi's Answer -- Union and Liberty -- The Unspeakable Dilemma -- Shall Not Perish -- Coda: Republican Risorgimento
Control code
1576122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780465029679
Lccn
2014024140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1576122
  • (Sirsi) 1576122
  • (OCoLC)897346079
Label
The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War, Don H. Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of Key Events 1860-1870 -- Introduction: American Crisis, Global Struggle -- Part I. Only a Civil War? -- Garibaldi's Question -- We Are a Nation -- We Will Wrap the World in Flames -- Part II. The American Question -- The Republican Experiment -- The Empires Return -- Foreign Translations -- Foreign Legions -- Part III. Liberty's War -- The Latin Strategy -- Garibaldi's Answer -- Union and Liberty -- The Unspeakable Dilemma -- Shall Not Perish -- Coda: Republican Risorgimento
Control code
1576122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780465029679
Lccn
2014024140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1576122
  • (Sirsi) 1576122
  • (OCoLC)897346079

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