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FROM: Dr. Clarissa Confer RE: King Cotton Failed: Confederate Foreign Policy with Great Britain
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10/29/2012 10:09:11 PM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff


The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable at California University of PA will be on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in the KARA-BOOKER GREAT ROOM in the KARA ALUMNI HOUSE. Doors will be open at 6:30pm.

 

The speaker for the November meeting is Mr. Zac Cowsert.   Mr. Cowsert graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a B.A. in History and Political Science. He is a graduate student at the University of West Virginia. During the summers, Mr. Cowsert works as a seasonal historian for Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

 

His topic will be:King Cotton Failed: Confederate Foreign Policy with Great Britain.”

The Confederacy relied on cotton, the lifeblood of the Southern economy, to help leverage independence from Great Britain. Confident of recognition, the Confederacy crafted a presumptuous and arrogant foreign policy that actually lessened the likelihood of British intervention.

           

Anyone interested in Civil War History is welcome to attend!   For more information, email stonewall1863@comcast.net or call Mike at 412-417-1516.