The London Confederates: The Officials, Clergy, Businessmen and Journalists Who Backed the American South During the Civil War

Overview

Although the British government declared its neutrality during the American Civil War, London nevertheless became an important center of Confederate overseas operations. This work examines the extensive Confederate activities in London, including diplomacy, propaganda, purchasing for the Army and Navy, spying, Cotton Loan, and various business associations.

Reflections of the Civil War in British art and literature; and the extent of British support for the South are revealed. ...

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Overview

Although the British government declared its neutrality during the American Civil War, London nevertheless became an important center of Confederate overseas operations. This work examines the extensive Confederate activities in London, including diplomacy, propaganda, purchasing for the Army and Navy, spying, Cotton Loan, and various business associations.

Reflections of the Civil War in British art and literature; and the extent of British support for the South are revealed. And appendices cover London firms with Confederate links, pro-Confederate publications, Confederate music published in London, the Southern lobby in Parliament, the Southern Independence Association, and the British Jackson Monumental Fund. The work also includes a chronology of events and a gazetteer of Confederate sites in London.

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required reading for anyone interested in Civil War history or the inner workings of 19th century diplomacy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786469017
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Former reference librarian John D. Bennett lives in Leicester, England.

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Table of Contents


Preface     1
Introduction     3
London in the 1860s     5
A Diplomatic Presence     25
The Propaganda War     39
Supplies for the Confederate Army     51
Vessels Suitable for Our Purposes     62
The Spying Game     78
The Cotton Loan     87
Business with the Southern States     95
Artistic Reflections, Literary Echoes     110
Support for the South?     135
Epilogue     152
London Firms with Confederate Links     161
Pro-Confederate Publications and Their Publishers     164
Confederate Music Published in London     166
The Southern Lobby in Parliament     167
The Southern Independence Association of London     168
The British Jackson Monumental Fund     169
A Note on British Currency     170
Chronology     171
Gazetteer     175
Chapter Notes     183
Bibliography     195
Index     199
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