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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 9:29 p.m. PST

"France's involvement in the American Civil War was critical to its unfolding, but the details of the European power's role remain little understood. Here, Steve Sainlaude offers the first comprehensive history of French diplomatic engagement with the Union and the Confederate States of America during the conflict. Drawing on archival sources that have been neglected by scholars up to this point, Sainlaude overturns many commonly held assumptions about French relations with the Union and the Confederacy. As Sainlaude demonstrates, no major European power had a deeper stake in the outcome of the conflict than France…."


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Winston Smith14 Mar 2019 10:14 p.m. PST

The American Civil War is not the American Revolution.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 10:36 p.m. PST

My mistake John… sorry….


Musketballs15 Mar 2019 5:57 a.m. PST

It's an easy mistake to make.

One bunch of slave-owners looks very much like another…


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 6:02 a.m. PST

Musketballs , you mean like The Wonderful way England ruled India and Ireland at the time.

bruntonboy15 Mar 2019 7:32 a.m. PST

England didn't rule India or Ireland in the 1860's.
Just saying.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 12:08 p.m. PST



Mr Astrolabe15 Mar 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Isn't this book about France's involvement in the American Civil War – where did the American revolution come into it or did I miss something?

Winston Smith15 Mar 2019 2:51 p.m. PST

The thread was posted in the American Revolution board, by mistake.

Mr Astrolabe16 Mar 2019 9:59 a.m. PST

Ah, I did miss something!

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