Title

Stève Sainlaude. France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History. Translated by Jessica Edwards. Forward by Don H. Doyle

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

4-13-2020

Publication Title

The American Historical Review

Volume

125

Issue

2

First page number:

652

Last page number:

653

Abstract

Stève Sainlaude has written an important book that anyone interested in the foreign relations of the American Civil War era must read and ponder. France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History is impressively researched in informative and under-utilized sources, resolutely analytical, forcefully argued, and lucidly written. By probing the motives, objectives, and actions of Emperor Napoleon III and his government, Sainlaude illuminates the process by which French foreign policies were formulated and implemented and explains why France remained neutral and chose not to intervene in the epic North American conflict.

Disciplines

American Studies | European History | French and Francophone Language and Literature | Military History | United States History

Language

English

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