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By Jörg Nagler, Don H. Doyle, Marcus Gräser

This quantity of pioneering essays brings jointly a magnificent array of well-established and rising historians from Europe and the U.S. whose universal undertaking is to situate America’s Civil struggle in the wider framework of world background. those essays view the yankee clash via a desirable array of topical prisms that would take readers past the favourite issues of U. S. Civil battle background. they'll additionally take readers past the nationwide barriers that usually confine our realizing of this momentous clash. The background of America’s Civil conflict has ordinarily been interpreted inside of a well-recognized nationwide narrative targeting the interior discord among North and South over the way forward for slavery within the United States.

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By Jörg Nagler, Don H. Doyle, Marcus Gräser

This quantity of pioneering essays brings jointly a magnificent array of well-established and rising historians from Europe and the U.S. whose universal undertaking is to situate America’s Civil struggle in the wider framework of world background. those essays view the yankee clash via a desirable array of topical prisms that would take readers past the favourite issues of U. S. Civil battle background. they'll additionally take readers past the nationwide barriers that usually confine our realizing of this momentous clash. The background of America’s Civil conflict has ordinarily been interpreted inside of a well-recognized nationwide narrative targeting the interior discord among North and South over the way forward for slavery within the United States.

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Britain asserted the right to impress into naval service any man born a British subject—even if he had subsequently naturalized as a US citizen. From the American perspective, this was an unjust denial of the right to withdraw from one national allegiance and forge another of one’s free will. This issue contributed to the deterioration of Anglo-American relations during the Jefferson presidency and helped lead to the War of 1812. 6 Still, in the decades following the Revolution American commitment to the principle was neither uniformly accepted nor fully implemented.

30. 31.  B. Hautefeuille, Questions de Droit Maritime International (Paris: Guillaumin, 1868). Sumner, “National Affairs at Home and Abroad (September 22, 1869),” Works 13:122; Jay Sexton, “The United States, the Cuban Rebellion and the Multilateral Initiative of 1875,” Diplomatic History 30 (2006): 335–365. Sumner’s amendments to the 1871 treaty, proposed and then defeated in secret session, are summarized in Pierce, Memoirs and Letters 4: 489–90. Donald, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man, 507.

30. 31.  B. Hautefeuille, Questions de Droit Maritime International (Paris: Guillaumin, 1868). Sumner, “National Affairs at Home and Abroad (September 22, 1869),” Works 13:122; Jay Sexton, “The United States, the Cuban Rebellion and the Multilateral Initiative of 1875,” Diplomatic History 30 (2006): 335–365. Sumner’s amendments to the 1871 treaty, proposed and then defeated in secret session, are summarized in Pierce, Memoirs and Letters 4: 489–90. Donald, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man, 507.

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