The Lincoln administration feared that Great Britain would officially recognize the Confederacy during the Civil War, thereby granting legitimacy to secession and undermining the U.S. Constitution. What did happen, and why, is brilliantly described by Howard Jones in Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War.
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"[A] well-organized, thought-provoking book."-- Library Journal
Howard Jones, University Research Professor in history at the University of Alabama, is the author of numerous books, including To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty: A Study in Anglo-American Relations, 1783–1843 and Course of American Diplomacy: From the Revolution to the Present.
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0803275978
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Little has been written about why Great Britain and other leading European countries failed to intervene in the Civil War, although it is generally agreed that their involvement could have greatly affected the outcome. Howard Jones provides the first substantial study of the crisis in Anglo-American relations during the conflict and its impact on the South's attempt to win foreign support during the crucial years of 1861 and 1862. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0803275978