Secession, the Age of Union

Secession, the Age of Union

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... no harm. " " I won't. " Mark tied a white handkerchief to the end of his bayonet and went back to camp. Alec saw him from behind the tree and knew that he was safe from molestation. CHAPTER XIII. THE PRETTY SPY. IT is not the intention to make this volume a history of marches and battles. Such a narrative would consume too much space and destroy the unity of the story. The author aims to narrate only such phases of the war as directly relate to the characters in the story, and are essential to the development of the plot. VVe must step aside to note some very patent facts of the period, which have a greater bearing on the story than may at present seem. It is a singular fact that, though England had been sneering at the United States for half a century because of the toleration of slavery, yet when the South went to war, she secretly, and, one might almost say, openly espoused her cause. It was not so much England's wish to perpetuate slavery, as it was her great desire to witness the disruption of a country whose example is a standing menace to monarchy. The Con federate government early in the struggle sent diplomatic agents to Europe; but these proving ineffective, they dispatched John M. Mason, author of the Fugitive Slave act, and John Slidell. They were captured on board a British vessel, the Trent, by an American war-ship, the San Jacinta, commanded by Captain Wilkes, and taken to Boston; but, after some diplomatic correspondence of a threatening nature, the United States government was forced to give them up. Early in 1862, the Confederate government was changed from a " provisional" to a permanent one. The war had been going on almost two years, before the thinking men of the Republican...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858689
  • 9781236858689