The Cause of All Nations

The Cause of All Nations

An International History of the American Civil War

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In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle explains that the Civil War was viewed abroad as part of a much larger struggle for democracy that spanned the Atlantic Ocean, and had begun with the American and French Revolutions. While battles raged at Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg, a parallel contest took place abroad, both in the marbled courts of power and in the public square. Foreign observers held widely divergent views on the war—from radicals such as Karl Marx and Giuseppe Garibaldi who called on the North to fight for liberty and equality, to aristocratic monarchists, who hoped that the collapse of the Union would strike a death blow against democratic movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Nowhere were these monarchist dreams more ominous than in Mexico, where Napoleon III sought to implement his Grand Design for a Latin Catholic empire that would thwart the spread of Anglo-Saxon democracy and use the Confederacy as a buffer state.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780465029679
Branch Call Number: History 973.72 Doy


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Nov 20, 2015

Great writing and great information. This could replace any and everything I was taught about this country and the Civil War.


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