Lincoln's Man in Liverpool: Consul Dudley and the Legal Battle to Stop Confederate Warships

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Refusing to side with either the Union or the Confederacy, Great Britain officially declared neutrality in the U.S. Civil War, thereby putting into effect the Foreign Enlistment Act, which forbade all belligerents to arm ships in her ports. Unofficially, many British citizens sympathized with the Confederacy because the Union s naval blockade stopped the flow of cotton from Southern fields to English textile mills. For this reason, the Confederate representative James Bulloch found British shipbuilders willing to fill his ...

Lincoln's Man in Liverpool: Consul Dudley and the Legal Battle to Stop Confederate Warships 2007, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803739

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