Location: Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business, the University of Richmond
One hundred fifty years ago this September, the British cabinet considered intervention in the American Civil War. Economically dependent on Southern cotton and impressed by Confederate military success, but revolted by Southern slavery, Britain’s leaders and people were torn in their loyalties. The course that Britain followed might well determine the outcome of the war in America.
Hear Amanda Foreman’s lecture September 27th as she delves into the important role that Britain played during the American Civil War, the topic of her book, A World on Fire.