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D. Greene Reading guide for McPherson, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 1) Compare the war aims of the North with those of the South. Which had the more difficult task? What were the foreign policy goals of the South? Why did many Europeans want the Confederacy to win? - War Aims: - North- wanted to keep confederacy as they were before they all sceded, wanted them to do away with the institution of slavery if possible and become more moralistic. Northerners saw southerners as disheartened, coerced, and demoralized. - South- Wanted “states rights” rather than national rights, slavery, and only voting rights for the land bearing - More difficult task? North because they could either lose it all or win it all, either way the south is still the south, just either by its self or with America. It had already sceded, what more was there to do? - Foreign policy goals of the South: if they couldn’t get European nations to step in they would stop transporthing goods (cotton, produce, and livestock) a “cotton famine” resulted as - Why did Europeans want confederacy to win? Because it would partially show that America was a failure. But also the south had more European appeal minus slavery. The confederacy was also creating a cotton famine in Europe which had to be rationed at this time 2) What three issues most influenced European attitudes toward the Civil War? Why
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course HIST 2310 taught by Professor Greene during the Spring '09 term at Baylor.

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