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Foreman, Amanda, 1968-
A world on fire : Britain's crucial role in the American Civil War / Amanda Foreman
Alternate Title Britain's crucial role in the American Civil War
1st U.S. ed
New York : Random House, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E469 .F67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, British
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Foreign public opinion, British
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1861-1865
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1837-1901
Physical Description xxxix, 958 p., [39] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note "Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by Allen Lane"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Cotton is king -- The uneasy cousins -- On the best of terms -- "The cards are in our hands!" -- Expectations are dashed -- The Rebel yell -- War by other means -- "It takes two to make a quarrel" -- The lion roars back -- The war moves to England -- The first blow against slavery -- Five miles from Richmond -- The South is rising -- Is blood thicker than water? -- A fateful decision -- Fire all around them -- Bloodbath at Fredericksburg -- The missing key to victory -- "The tinsel has worn off" -- Faltering steps of a counterrevolution -- Prophecies of blood and suffering -- The key is in the lock -- The eve of battle -- Crossroads at Gettysburg -- Pressure rising -- Devouring the young -- River of death -- Can the nation endure? -- If only we are spared -- Buckling under pressure -- A great slaughter -- "Defiance to her enemies" -- "Can we hold out?" -- The crisis comes -- The tyranny of hope -- "Come retribution" -- "War is cruelty" -- "The British mark on every battle-field" -- "Richmond tomorrow" -- Fire, fire -- "A true-born king of men."
Summary Presents a history of the role of British citizens in the American Civil War that offers insight into the interdependencies of both nations and how the Union worked to block diplomatic relations between England and the Confederacy

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