The Intervention Crisis of 1862: A British Diplomatic Dilemma?

  title={The Intervention Crisis of 1862: A British Diplomatic Dilemma?},
  author={Niels Eichhorn},
  journal={American Nineteenth Century History},
  pages={287 - 310}
  • Niels Eichhorn
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Nineteenth Century History
  • In the fall of 1862, William Ewart Gladstone opened a cabinet debate whether Great Britain should intervene in the American Civil War. Influenced by the staggering death toll and lack of results, the British cabinet contemplated a humanitarian intervention. Coinciding with the debate was a cabinet crisis in France over French policies toward Italy and more importantly the overthrow of the Greek king. The revolution in Greece reopened the Eastern Question and forced the Palmerston Government to… CONTINUE READING


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