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1 BERNATH, Stuart L. Squall Across the Atlantic : American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. First Edition in dustjacket
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1970, ISBN:0520015622 
BERNATH, Stuart L. Squall Across the Atlantic : American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press, 1970. Pp x,229. 8vo, blue cloth. "Shortly after President Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of the Southern ports, the British government warned its subjects against violating either British or international law in derogation of their duty as neutrals. However, as Lord Russell reported, Englishmen would, if money were to be made by it, send supplies even to hell at the riskof burning their sails. When Union ships set out to seize the blocackade-r unners, British merchantmen and American warships were sailing on a collision course, leaving a wake of vexatious diplomatic, legal, and political problems for their governments to settle. In this first comprehensive study ofthe Civil War prize cases, the author traces the events and their far-reac hing implications on both sides of the Atlantic. He explains how the court cases offered a crucial test of the Lincoln administration's power to wage war and how the decisions affected presidential emergency powers. He pointsout significant disagreements within the administration and shows the comp lex relationship between national self-interest and international maritime law as Britain and the United States exchanged their traditional roles of belligerent and neutral. " - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Origins of the Squall; 2. Could There Be a Blockade? The Prize Cases; 3. The Labuan : First of the Matamoros cases; 4. The Matamoros Cases : The Union Persists; 5. The Peterhoff : A Case of Continuous Voyage; 6. The Springbok : A Case of Continuous Voyage; 7. The Violation of Neutral Territory; 8. The Emily St.Pierre :One That Got Away; 9. The Treatment of Neutral Subjects; 10. Great Britain Looks at the Prize Cases; 11. Conclusion. With bibliography and index. Ver y good in dustjacket. 70.00

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