The Trent Affair


            The Trent Affair was one of the greatest diplomatic calamities the United States had ever had. During this affair England almost recognized the Confederacy. In the following essay you will see how the affair started, the diplomatic crisis that followed, and how it was resolved.

What Happened?

Diplomatic Crisis

"One War at a Time."


Works Cited

Jones, Howard, Quest for Security, Volume I, McGraw Hill, New York. 1996

Works Consulted

Ferris, Norman, Desperate Diplomacy, William H.Seward’sForeignPolicy,1861, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 1976.

Harris, Thomas, Trent Affair, Bowen-Merril, Indianapolis. 1896.

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Chad Kinsella

Georgetown College

Georgetown, KY 40324

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Updated 3/2/00