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Master of Arts in History (M.A.)
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Department of History
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The objective of this thesis is to determine the function and effectiveness of state diplomats in the Confederate cause abroad by examining the mission of Thomas Butler King to the courts of Europe for the state of Georgia within the context of the international dimensions of the first year of the Civil War. The work will address the various Confederate arguments for recognition through the examination of propaganda documents published by King and their effect on French and British policies. The work will further investigate the direct trade movement of the 1850s and its effect on the southern diplomatic effort.
Kearns, Mary Pinckney, "Secession Diplomacy: A Study of Thomas Butler King, Commissioner of Georgia to Europe, 1861" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 587.