Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert E. May

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049229

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049229.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 September 2018

“The Whole Family of Man”

“The Whole Family of Man”

Lincoln and the Last Best Hope Abroad

(p.145) “The Whole Family of Man”
The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim

James M. McPherson

University Press of Florida

James M. McPherson's chapter probes the meaning of the American Civil War to other peoples and governments, especially in Europe and Latin America. He underlines the Civil War's significance in human history by arguing that peoples in other countries carefully followed the Civil War and were profoundly affected by its outcome. While the war was in progress, liberals abroad, especially after the abolition of slavery was incorporated into Union war aims, tended to accept the war on Lincoln's terms—to view the Union as the embodiment of democracy and the hopes of oppressed peoples everywhere. In contrast, conservatives leaned toward the Confederacy. McPherson gives attention to Russia's role in the war within this dichotomy. He emphasizes that the Union's victory inspired supporters of expanded suffrage in Britain, republicans in Spain, and abolitionists in Brazil and Cuba.

Keywords:   Lincoln, Liberals, Stoeckl, Russia, Bright, Mills, Emancipation, Cotton, Reform

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .