International Affairs

The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

Submitted by FHMaster on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:55

"When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed “perish from the earth.”