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The Confederacy and King Cotton: A Study in Economic Coercion

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A history of the political doctrine of \"King Cotton,\" which was based on the idea that if the southern states were to ever secede from the Union, England and France would intervene on behalf of the South as a large portion of their national wealth was tied to Southern cotton. The article is broken into two sections that look at the embargo, 1861-1862 and the reduction of the cotton supply, 1862-1865.