By: John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877)
|The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1555-84)|
|History of the United Netherlands (1584-1609)|
|Life and Death of John of Barneveld|
|Quotations from John L. Motley Works|
Causes Of The American Civil War
John Lothrop Motley was an American author and popular diplomat, who helped to prevent European intervention on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War. In 1861, just after the outbreak of the American Civil War, Motley wrote two letters to The Times defending the Federal position, and these letters, afterwards reprinted as [this] pamphlet entitled Causes of the Civil War in America, made a favourable impression on President Lincoln. Partly owing to this essay, Motley was appointed...