Foreign Interpretations of Lincoln and the American Civil War

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This lecture examines several foreigners who interpreted the meaning of the American Question for a broader world and an American translator, Mary Louise Booth, who gave the French an American voice. They include: William Howard Russell, the famed war correspondent from the London Times; Agenor Gasparin, a French intellectual exiled in Switzerland; Edouard de Laboulaye, a history professor in Paris; John Bright, a maverick democrat in Britain; and Karl Marx, a communist who wrote freelance articles on the American war.

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Civil War and Reconstruction Lincoln

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