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November 2, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Schoen Authors Chapter on Confederate and Union Lobbying Efforts in Europe

Dr. Brian Schoen

Dr. Brian Schoen. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

Dr. Brian Schoen, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of History at Ohio University, contributed a chapter to the recently published The Cambridge History of American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

The chapter is titled “The Civil War in Europe,” and is based on his current book project.

Book cover for he Cambridge History of the American Civil War In it, Schoen explores Europe as a battlefield whereby Confederate and Union gun purchasers, diplomats, propagandists (male, female, black and white) and lawyers battled for money, weapons, and Europeans’ “hearts and minds.”

He argues that though the Confederacy worked through legal and illicit measures to successfully sustain the war effort, the Union better reconciled ideology and political context to pull ahead in this hotly contested war front.

For more on Schoen’s research and teaching, visit his profile page.

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