This is the exhaustive, definitive study of Southern attempts to gain international support for the Confederacy by leveraging the cotton supply for European intervention during the Civil War. Using previously untapped sources from Britain and France, along with documents from the Confederacy's state department, "King Cotton Diplomacy" is the first archival-based study of Confederate diplomacy.
Frank L. Owsley Jr. (1890-1956) taught at Auburn, Birmingham-Southern, and then at Vanderbilt for 29 years before becoming the first incumbent of the Hugo Friedman Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama in 1949. His other works include States Rights in the Confederacy and Plain Folk of the Old South. Howard Jones is University Research Professor in the Department of History, University of Alabama. Among his numerous books are Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law and Diplomacy; To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty: A Study in Anglo-American Relations, 1783-1843; Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War; and Union in Peril: The Crisis Over British Intervention in the Civil War.
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