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

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INDEX
Abolition. See Slavery
Adams, Charles Francis ( Union minister in London), 1, 7, 8, 15, 18, 23, 27, 32, 33, 42-66 passim, 70, 71, 76, 77, 84, 90-140 passim, 147, 151, 152, 153, 159, 168, 171, 182, 183, 185, 186, 192, 210, 220, 222, 223, 225, 229, 230, 237 (n. 44), 238 (n. 12), 241 (n. 8), 242 (n. 18), 247 (n. 14), 249 (n. 30), 271 (n. 40); described, 30-31; tempers Seward's dispatches, 31; first meeting with Lord John Russell, 34-35; believes war with England imminent over Trent, 89; instrumental in halting Union arms deals with British firms, 122-23; considers slavery the central issue in war, 123; supports Lincoln's move against slavery, 132; protests Confederate shipbuilding activities in England, 146
Adams, Charles Francis, Jr. (son of Union minister in England), 30, 83, 84, 88-89, 222-23
Adams, Henry (son and secretary of Union minister in England), 54-55, 59, 77-78, 84, 89, 90, 94, 96, 97-98, 105, 127, 130, 133, 134, 136, 155, 159
Adams, John, 30
Adams, John Quincy, 30
Alabama (ship), 68, 146-47, 149, 230
Albert, Prince: role in Trent affair, 85
Alexander II (Russian tsar), 152
American Colonization Society: supported by Lincoln, 131
American Union, The (Spence), 149, 258 (n. 20)
Anderson, H. Percy, 192-93
Antietam (Sharpsburg), battle of ( 1862), 8, 167-80 passim, 185, 225, 262 (n. 8), 264 (n. 27), 264-65 (n. 30)
Antislavery. See Slavery
Anti-Slavery Society (British), 119
Appomattox Courthouse: Confederate surrender ( 1865), 230
Argyll, Duke of ( George John Douglas Campbell; British lord privy seal), 94, 149, 154, 168, 225; pro-Union, 71, 84; opposes intervention, 151, 157-58, 169- 70, 181, 182, 183, 187, 189; considers slavery the central issue in war, 158
Armistice, 8, 10, 36, 116, 204, 210, 211, 218
Austin, John (British legal theorist), 38, 214, 224, 269 (n. 24)
Austria, 123, 145, 160, 164, 193, 194, 195, 216, 217, 269 (n. 23)
Balance of power: in North America, 11, 108
Bates, Edward ( Union attorney general), 59, 159; fears race war in South, 17
Bee-Hive ( London): favors Southern separation, 85-86, 246 (n. 8); opposes proclamation of emancipation, 176
Belgium, 217
Belligerent, 38, 44, 46, 49, 64, 67, 128. See also England
Belmont, August, 141, 142
Benjamin, Judah P. ( Confederate attorney general; secretary of

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Problems of Recognition 10
  • 2 - British Neutrality and the Rules of Modern Civilized Warfare 38
  • 3 - Bull Run and the Threat of Foreign Intervention 57
  • 4 - The Trent Affair and Recognition 80
  • 5 - Trials of British Neutrality 100
  • 6 - Seedtime of British Intervention 122
  • 7 - Emancipation by the Sword and the British Decision to Intervene 138
  • 8 - Antietam and the Move Toward Mediation 162
  • 9 - Prelude to Intervention 181
  • 10 - Denouement: The November Decision in London 198
  • Conclusion 224
  • Notes 231
  • Bibliography 275
  • Index 289
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