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The Times on the American War Leslie Stephen

The Times on the American War By Leslie Stephen

The Times on the American War by Leslie Stephen


Summary

In this work of 1865, Leslie Stephen criticises the attitude of The Times towards the American Civil War (1861-5); also included in this reissue is a short article on the poet John Byrom (1692-1763), and an obituary of Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900), Stephen's personal friend.

The Times on the American War Summary

The Times on the American War: And Other Essays by Leslie Stephen

The biographer and writer on philosophy, ethics and literature Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was educated at Eton, King's College, London, and then Trinity College, Cambridge, where he remained as a fellow and a tutor for his entire career. He served as the first editor (1885-91) of the Dictionary of National Biography and in 1871 he became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. In this short piece, published in 1865, Stephen takes issue with the portrayal of the American Civil War (1861-5) by The Times. Having travelled to the United States himself in 1863, Stephen argues that the newspaper's depiction of the events in America is inaccurate, and both misinforms the public in Britain and damages Britain's reputation abroad. Also included in this reissue is a short article on the poet John Byrom (1692-1763), and an obituary of Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900), Stephen's personal friend.

Table of Contents

The Times on the American War: 1. The Times on American affairs; 2. The Times as a prophet; 3. Slavery and the war; 4. Change of The Times policy; 5. The Times on the true cause of the war; 6. The Times on the slavery question; 7. The Times on emancipation measures; 8. The Times correspondence; 9. A military despotism; 10. The instruments of despotism; 11. Military criticism; 12. Moral; John Byrom; Henry Sidgwick.

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NLS9781108047623
9781108047623
1108047629
The Times on the American War: And Other Essays by Leslie Stephen
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2012-06-28
146
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