In Armageddon's Shadow

In Armageddon's Shadow

The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces

eBook - 1998
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"The United States had important and long-standing economic, social, and kinship ties with Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island that were profoundly shaken by the Civil War. In this account, Greg Marquis explores the shadow cast on the Maritimes and its people by America's bloodiest conflict." "In Armageddon's Shadow chronicles events as they unfolded and highlights the very real threat of conflict between Britain and the United States. Major crises such as the highjacking of the Chesapeake by Confederate partisans and the destructive cruise of the CSS Tallahassee - the only Confederate warship to reach a mainland British North American port - in addition to Halifax's growing importance as a communications link for the South and the Maritimes' involvement in blockade running are recounted in detail."--Jacket.
Publisher: Halifax [N.S.] : Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, ©1998
ISBN: 9780773567481
0773567488
9780773520790
0773520791
9780773517929
0773517928
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 389 pages) : illustrations

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RainbowRabbit
Jan 12, 2014

This is the necessary background work for a great novel about piracy and blockade running during the American Civil War, with Saint John NB and Halifax NS playing key roles. The book is full of fascinating facts, personalities and scholarly research. For those, who enjoy such 'disinterested' scholarly work, dive in. You will not be disappointed. If you are a writer of historical fiction, the author of this book has done much of your spade work, so take this and run with it. This is doubly true, if you are the author of historical fiction in which courtroom action and behind-the-scenes politicking are the order of the day, as you describe how the real world works. Many others may wish to await the publication of such fictional works. As for me, I never know what is true in historical fiction, so I appreciate getting the real story from books such as this. Although I meant to read only the first chapter, I found myself paddling through the whole book, as truth is truly stranger than fiction.

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