Lincoln's Spymaster: Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 146 pages
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  • Details the overseas diplomatic and intelligence contest between Union and Confederate governments
  • Documents the historically neglected Thomas Haines Dudley and his European network of agents
  • Explores the actions that forced neutrality between England and the Union

    The American Civil War conjures images of bloody battlefields in the eastern United States. Few are aware of the equally important diplomatic and intelligence contest between the North and South in Europe. While the Confederacy eagerly sought the approval of Great Britain as a strategic ally, the Union utilized diplomacy and espionage to avert both the construction of a Confederate navy and the threat of war with England.

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    Contents

    The Second American Revolution
    1
    The Balance of Power
    13
    A Nest of Pirates
    27
    The Escape of the Confederate Cruisers
    37
    The Pirates at Work
    51
    The Propaganda War
    63
    The Confederate Rams
    79
    Final Days of the Florida and Alabama
    95
    The Failure of Confederate Foreign Strategy
    105
    Consul Dudley Stays On
    115
    Notes
    123
    Bibliographical Note
    135
    Index
    139
    Copyright

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    Page xiii - say that the European is to the other races of mankind what man himself is to the lower animals: he makes them subservient to his use, and when he cannot subdue he destroys them.

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    David Hepburn Milton is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Oregon, and author of The Politics of U.S. Labor: From the Great Depression to the New Deal. He and his wife, Nancy Dall Milton, co-authored The Wind Will Not Subside: Years in Revolutionary China 1964-1969, cited in the New York Times best books of the year list, 1976. He also co-edited the Random House China Reader: People's China.

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