General Politics

The Confederacy and Great Britain

The Confederate States of America tried to gain recognition from many foreign countries, the most important of which was Great Britain. While the English government never officially recognized the Confederacy, British businessmen saw the opportunity to profit from running goods to the South through the blockade and by providing the Confederate States Navy with ships. Artifacts in this video include English-made items that came through the blockade in addition to images and documents from the Museum's collection.

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