The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War

By: Merli, Frank J.

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When Frank J. Merli died in December 2000, he left many manuscripts related to Great Britain and the American Civil War. At the request of Merli's widow, David M. Fahey has edited this volume for publication. It offers a spirited critique of the way historians have presented the international dimension of the American Civil War. The book offers a fresh account of the escape of the CSS Alabama from British territorial waters in 1862, the decision of its captain, Raphael Semmes, to fight a Union gunboat off the coast of France in 1864, and the curious story of a British-built Chinese flotilla that could have become a small Confederate fleet had negotiations with the Chinese not broken down. The book will appeal to naval and diplomatic historians and to all Civil War buffs.

Title: The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War

Author Name: Merli, Frank J.

Categories: Civil War Period (1850-1877),

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2004-11-17

ISBN Number: 0253344735

ISBN Number 13: 9780253344731

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0253344735-01