Frank Lawrence Owsley, King Cotton Diplomacy: Foreign Relations of Confederate States of America


The First Study of Confederate Diplomacy 


Frank Owsley’s King Cotton Diplomacy, Revised Edition.

This is the exhaustive, definitive study of Southern attempts to gain international support for the Confederacy by leveraging the cotton supply for European intervention during the Civil War. Using previously untapped sources from Britain and France, along with documents from the Confederacy’s state department, King Cotton Diplomacy is the first archival-based study of Confederate diplomacy; much on blockade running, too.

Owsley, Frank Lawrence. KING COTTON DIPLOMACY: FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. Second (and best) Edition Revised by Harriet Chappell Owsley. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, (1966). 614p.;d.j.