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Henri Mercier and the American Civil War.

By: Carroll, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (419 p.).ISBN: 9781400867646.Subject(s): France -- Foreign relations -- United States | Mercier, Henri, -- baron Mercier de Lostende, -- 1816-1886 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Civil war, 1861-1865 | United States -- Foreign relations -- FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Henri Mercier and the American Civil WarDDC classification: 973.72 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents ; I. Background; II. Last Days of the Old Republic; III. Maneuvers and Positions: March to September 1861; IV. The Trent Affair; V. The Blockade and Diplomacy; VI. The Trip to Richmond; VII. Renewed Pressure for Peace: May to August 1862; VIII. The Three-Power Proposal; IX. The French Proposal of 1863; Mercier, Horace Greeley, and Peace Prospects; X. Mexico; XI. A Sea of Troubles; XII. Last Weeks and Return
Summary: As French ambassador to the United States from July 1860 through December 1863, Henri Mercier was in an excellent position to observe, report, and influence the events of those crucial years. Through a description of Mercier's diplomacy, Professor Carroll gives a new account of the Civil War-the tenacious nationalism of the Lincoln-Seward government, the French economic distress caused by the loss of the cotton trade, the continental perspective on the War, the men and society of Washington and Richmond. He shows, in particular, that while maintaining friendly relations in Washington, Mercier
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Contents ; I. Background; II. Last Days of the Old Republic; III. Maneuvers and Positions: March to September 1861; IV. The Trent Affair; V. The Blockade and Diplomacy; VI. The Trip to Richmond; VII. Renewed Pressure for Peace: May to August 1862; VIII. The Three-Power Proposal; IX. The French Proposal of 1863; Mercier, Horace Greeley, and Peace Prospects; X. Mexico; XI. A Sea of Troubles; XII. Last Weeks and Return

As French ambassador to the United States from July 1860 through December 1863, Henri Mercier was in an excellent position to observe, report, and influence the events of those crucial years. Through a description of Mercier's diplomacy, Professor Carroll gives a new account of the Civil War-the tenacious nationalism of the Lincoln-Seward government, the French economic distress caused by the loss of the cotton trade, the continental perspective on the War, the men and society of Washington and Richmond. He shows, in particular, that while maintaining friendly relations in Washington, Mercier

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