Britain and the American Civil War
Between 1861 and 1865, torn apart by arguments over slavery, states’ rights and the nature of federal government, the northern and southern states of the United States fought a bitter civil war. While war was fought on American soil, the conflict had global repercussions, with Britain playing an important strategic, commercial and diplomatic role. Britain and the American Civil War commemorates this involvement and explores some of our collections from this tumultuous era. It has been generously supported by the American Trust for the British Library.
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