Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War

Synopsis

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.