Printed pamphlet: The American War by Newman Hall

A lecture to working men, delivered in London, 20 October 1862

old booklet
Archive reference DX/520/1

The causes and moral justifications of the American Civil War was a source of much debate in Britain, with support given to both sides and the Government maintaining official neutrality. The emotive issue of slavery and the legal issues raised by the federal make up of the USA resulted in complex arguments from both sides.

Find out more about Liverpool and the American Civil War

This Maritime Archives and Library display is part of National Museums Liverpool's programme to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. From 2011-2015 there is a series of displays and a gallery trail highlighting Liverpool's involvement in the war; through the collections of Merseyside Maritime MuseumMaritime Archives and Library and the International Slavery Museum.

Liverpool and the American Civil War