Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Robin Cross on British Opinion During the Civil War

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 13, 2013

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Robin Cross, co-author of Warrior Women: 3000 Years of Courage and Heroism, discusses the changing sentiment of public opinion in Britain during the Civil War. This program was made possible by the generosity of Humanities Texas, which provided underwriting for the event that allowed it to be open to the public at no charge.

I’ve never heard the name of the Union warship sunk off Galveston in January 1863 pronounced “Hatter-ass.”A good talk, nonetheless.

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Image: An 1861 cartoon from the London Punch, with “Jack Bull,” a symbolic characterization of the Royal Navy, admonishing the upstart American Navy not to make trouble in the wake of the Trent Affair. Via Yesterday’s Papers blog.
 

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