Slavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865 by Charles AdamsSlavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865 by Charles Adams

Slavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865

byCharles Adams

Paperback | December 28, 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. Among the many distinguished British journals represented are Blackwood's Magazine, The Saturday Review, Macmillan's Magazine, The Athenaeum, The Cornhill Magazine, The Economist, The Times and two periodicals edited by Charles Dickens-Household Words and All the Year Round. From the continent there are translated articles from the French La Presse and Revue des Deux Monde, the Italian La Civilta Cattolica and Scritti Editie Inediti, and the Spanish Pensamiento Espanol and La Iberia. Civil War historians and students will certainly benefit from the fascinating observations afforded by the golden age of periodical literature presented in Slavery, Secession, and Civil War.
Charles Adams, the world's leading scholar on the history of taxation, is the author of the best selling books For Good and Evil, Those Dirty Rotten Taxes, and Fight, Flight, and Fraud.
Title:Slavery, Secession, and Civil War: Views from the UK and Europe, 1856-1865Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.16 × 5.86 × 1.32 inPublished:December 28, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810858630

ISBN - 13:9780810858633

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 1 While the Storms Brews: Pre-Civil War British Journals, 1856-1869 Part 4 2 While the Storm Rages: 1861-1865 Part 5 3 The Continentals: How They Saw the War Part 6 Index Part 7 About the Author

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This collection contains articles written by foreign journalists living in the UK and Europe during the American Civil War, who provide an outsider's view of events. Articles were first published from 1856-1865 in British, French, and Spanish journals such as The Saturday Review, The Economist, La Presse, Revue des deux monde, Pensamiento Español, La Iberia, and others. Political cartoons from Punch are included, as well as an excerpt from the American journal The North American Review. In each chapter, articles are presented in alphabetical order by magazine and without commentary, but with a general description of the journal. Adams, a historian and taxation attorney, has written several books and articles. This book is intended for Civil War buffs, students, and historians.