The Confederate Temptation: Spain and the American Civil War

During the American Civil War, Spain seriously considered entering the conflict on the side of the Confederate States of America, an intervention that could have been decisive. In this presentation, Dr. Wayne Bowen will recount the negotiations between the European powers, Spanish military maneuvers in the Caribbean, and the efforts by the United States to forestall Spanish aid to the Confederacy. It is the first comprehensive look at relations between Spain and the two antagonists of the American Civil War.
The presentation will take place in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place on October 26, 2011 at noon. Snacks will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.

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