Europe Looks at the Civil War: An Anthology

Europe Looks at the Civil War: An Anthology

Europe Looks at the Civil War: An Anthology

Europe Looks at the Civil War: An Anthology

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This book begins with a death and ends with a death. John Brown was hanged and Abraham Lincoln was shot. In between these two deaths hundreds of thosands of young American men fought and froze and starved and died. And while all this was happening did the rest of the world think about it, care about it, do anything about it? The editors hope that some answers to these questions will be found in the following pages.

A century ago perceptive and visionary Europeans anticipated America's role as a world power. "There is no such thing as distance today," Count Agénor de Gasparin . . .

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