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Blue & gray diplomacy : a history of Union and Confederate foreign relations /
Howard Jones.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
description
xiv, 416 p.
ISBN
0807833495 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780807833490 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
isbn
0807833495 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807833490 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Prologue -- Republic in peril -- British neutrality on trial -- The Trent and Confederate independence -- Road to recognition -- Union and Confederacy at bay -- The paradox of intervention -- Antietam and emancipation -- Union-Confederate crisis over intervention -- Requiem for Napoleon-and intervention.
catalogue key
7021680
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Lincoln Prize, USA, 2011 : Nominated
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In an examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North's attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the interrelated nature of slavery and union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it.
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In an examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North’s attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the interrelated nature of slavery and union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it.
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"A thorough, highly detailed, massively researched volume. . . . No matter how much you think you know about the Civil War, there is plenty here that is new and intriguing." - Tuscaloosa News
"A thorough, highly detailed, massively researched volume. . . . No matter how much you think you know about the Civil War, there is plenty here that is new and intriguing." -Tuscaloosa News
"[A] thoroughly researched, engagingly written history. . . . By relating events from both the American and European points of view, Jones allows readers to understand pivotal events on both sides of the Atlantic." - Florida Times-Union
"[A] thoroughly researched, engagingly written history. . . . By relating events from both the American and European points of view, Jones allows readers to understand pivotal events on both sides of the Atlantic." -Florida Times-Union
"A very valuable, densely researched, well-written, and thought-provoking book." --H-Civil War
"A very valuable, densely researched, well-written, and thought-provoking book." -H-Civil War
"Distinguished by its international focus, comprehensive coverage of the North and South, and highly readable form. . . . This compelling study will appeal to both scholars and a general readership." - Civil War Book Review
"Distinguished by its international focus, comprehensive coverage of the North and South, and highly readable form. . . . This compelling study will appeal to both scholars and a general readership." --Civil War Book Review
"Distinguished by its international focus, comprehensive coverage of the North and South, and highly readable form. . . . This compelling study will appeal to both scholars and a general readership." --Civil War Review
"Howard Jones is one of the most prolific historians when it comes to Civil War diplomacy .[He] presents a long awaited synthesis that relies on his twenty years of research .He has topped off a prolific decade of scholarship." - Southern Historian
"Howard Jones is one of the most prolific historians when it comes to Civil War diplomacy'_¦.[He] presents a long awaited synthesis'_¦that relies on his twenty years of research'_¦.He has topped off a prolific decade of scholarship." - Southern Historian
"Howard Jones is one of the most prolific historians when it comes to Civil War diplomacy….[He] presents a long awaited synthesis…that relies on his twenty years of research….He has topped off a prolific decade of scholarship." - Southern Historian
"Jones has reshaped the history of Civil War diplomacy. . . . Extensive research and clear insights [create] a thoughtful and precise study." - Journal of American History
"Jones has reshaped the history of Civil War diplomacy. . . . Extensive research and clear insights [create] a thoughtful and precise study." -Journal of American History
"Might be the best book available and one that is required reading for anyone interested in the subject [American diplomacy during the Civil War]. . . . Will be a valuable addition to your library. This is a book you will read more than once and should be an award winner." -America's Civil War Blog
"The first inclusive history of Civil War diplomacy in more than four decades. . . An engaging, analytical, and compact assessment. . . . A laudable and most welcome account." - American Historical Review
"This is an engagingly written, thought-provoking, and persuasive exploration of Civil War diplomatic history. Even those familiar with the subject will extract pleasure and profit from Jones's lucid and thoughtful reassessment." -- Martin Crawford, Keele University
"This is an engagingly written, thought-provoking, and persuasive exploration of Civil War diplomatic history. Even those familiar with the subject will extract pleasure and profit from Jones's lucid and thoughtful reassessment." -Martin Crawford, Keele University
"Wide-ranging connections, insights, and reassessments. . . . The most comprehensive single-volume account of Civil War foreign relations." - Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"Wide-ranging connections, insights, and reassessments. . . . The most comprehensive single-volume account of Civil War foreign relations." -Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them, ###Blue and Gray Diplomacy# depicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg." - McCormick Messenger
"Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them, ###Blue and Gray Diplomacy# depicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg." -McCormick Messenger
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In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil. Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North's attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the integrated nature of slavery and union, resulting in their tendency to interpret the war as a senseless struggle between a South too large and populous to have its independence denied and a North too obstinate to give up on the preservation of the Union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it. Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them, Blue and Gray Diplomacy depicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg.
Main Description
In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil. Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North's attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the integrated nature of slavery and union, resulting in their tendency to interpret the war as a senseless struggle between a South too large and populous to have its independence denied and a North too obstinate to give up on the preservation of the Union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it. Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them,Blue and Gray Diplomacydepicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg.
Main Description
In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil. Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North’s attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the integrated nature of slavery and union, resulting in their tendency to interpret the war as a senseless struggle between a South too large and populous to have its independence denied and a North too obstinate to give up on the preservation of the Union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it. Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them,Blue and Gray Diplomacydepicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg.

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