Lincoln to Seward: "One War at a Time, Mr. Seward"
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What were the international dimensions of the American Civil War that caused Lincoln to make this comment to his Secretary of State William Steward? Britain and France were clearly pro Confederacy. So what kept them from recognizing and offering enough support to the confederates to help them win the war? Retired diplomat Brian Flora discusses how Lincoln and Steward skillfully navigated these diplomatic shoals.