Category Archives: Britain

June 29, 1862: Where will the cotton come from?

The New York Times editorial ponders the question: slavery is ending, but England’s factories still need cotton. Where will it be produced and how? 4:49 PM No Solution of the Cotton Question. The present war has settled many questions that … Continue reading

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June 5, 1862: Treaty with Britain to suppress the slave trade

Popular sentiment was strongly anti-slavery in Britain. The paradox of British support for the South derived mainly from the perception that the Union had no genuine abolitionist aim. Lincoln was willing to take strong anti-slavery positions where he felt the … Continue reading

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May 4, 1862: The London Times on the war

Benj. Butler The New York Times reprinted an editorial from the London Times, showing a view of the American Civil War from outside. It appears, firstly, that the London Times’ editorialist has some disdain for pretty much all of the … Continue reading

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