Ch. 1. Holding Watch Against Foreign Intrusion: Abraham Lincoln and Foreign Affairs Ch. 2. To Be Treated as Other Independent Nations: Confederate Foreign Policy Ch. 3. A Powerlessness to Comprehend: British Reactions to the American Civil War Ch. 4. Recognition Would Be Intervention: Union and Confederate Relations with Britain, April-November 1861 Ch. 5. A Gross Outrage: The Trent Crisis, November-December 1861 Ch. 6. Cotton Is King: Cotton in Confederate Diplomacy, Trade, and Finance Ch. 7. A War with America Would Hamper My Operations: Union and Confederate Relations with France, 1861-1862 Ch. 8. Maintaining the Independence of Mexico: Union Relations with the Mexican Republic Ch. 9. We May Wait a While: Britain Considers Intervention, 1862 Ch. 10. The Wolf from Liverpool: British Roles in the Construction, Escape, and Operations of the Confederate Raider Alabama Ch. 11. No Obligation to Stop a Contraband Trade: British Arms and Supplies for the Confederacy Ch. 12. A Thing to be Deprecated: Britain Detains the Ironclad Rams, 1863 Ch. 13. Questions of Great Intricacy and Importance: Lincoln Conciliates Britain, 1863 Ch. 14. To Make Europeans Understand: Other European Reactions to the American Civil War Ch. 15. Alone on the Earth: The Twilight of Confederate Diplomacy, 1863-1865 Ch. 16. This Government Avoids Intervention: Union and Confederate Reactions to the French Invasion and Imperial Government in Mexico, 1862-1865 Ch. 17. A War with America as Soon as She Makes Peace: Union Relations with Britain and Canada, 1864-1865 Ch. 18. Government by the People Shall Not Perish: The International Lincoln Epilogue I: A Source of Apprehension and Danger: U.S. Pressures for French Withdrawal from Mexico, 1865-1867 Epilogue II: The Massive Grievance The "Alabama Claims" Against Britain, 1865-1872.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-332) and index.