Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"This dirty little abortion of an imperium"
Our Man in Charleston sounds like a very interesting new book, following the years of Robert Bunch, who served as Her Majesty's consul in Charleston before and during the Civil War. It doesn't sound like Bunch had very many kind things to say about the South, as he strongly advised Palmerston not to recognize the Confederacy, despite pressure from the British press and textile industry to do so. Any readers?