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FROM: Dr. Clarissa Confer RE: King Cotton Failed: Confederate Foreign Policy with Great Britain
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 or call Mike at 412-417-1516.