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Ruined by This Miserable War [Download] ➽ Ruined by This Miserable War By Carl A. Brasseaux – In March 1863 after Northern general Benjamin F Butler demanded the recall of the French consul general an unabashed Confederate sympathizer from Union occupied New Orleans Charles Prosper Fauconnet a In March after This Miserable eBook ☆ Northern general Benjamin F Butler demanded the recall of Ruined by PDF \ the French consul general an unabashed Confederate sympathizer from Union occupied New Orleans Charles by This Miserable PDF/EPUB ä Prosper Fauconnet assumed the duties of acting consul A seasoned diplomat who had risen slowly through the ranks in Latin America and the United States Fauconnet uickly and effectively repaired the rift between local French and American authorities while striving valiantly to safeguard the interests of his government and the French nationals who found themselves literally and figuratively caught in the crossfire    From through Fauconnet maintained a copybook of his official correspondence with the French Ministry of State These confidential dispatches collected for the first time in this valuable volume provide not only a panoramic view of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast but also new and important information on the transnational aspects of America’s Civil War    Eager to explain complicated issues to a French government concerned over the fate of one of its former territories Fauconnet painstakingly laid out what was happening in New Orleans by drawing on war news newspaper columns and summaries of speeches and promises of Union commanding officers His commentary peeled away the layers of contradiction and moral dilemmas that confronted citizens of Southern Northern and French heritages during the war years and early postwar period Among the topics he considered were whether emancipated slaves deserved the same rights as naturalized citizens the state of the cotton market and the harassment of French speaking immigrants by both Union and Confederate authorities Informative and detailed Fauconnet’s communications became increasingly acerbic and uneasy as he documented and explained the Civil War to officials in his faraway homeland    Breathtaking in its geographic scope and topical breadth thanks in part to the acute observational and reporting skills of its author Fauconnet’s correspondence offers a uniue and thoroughly fascinating francophone perspective on New Orleans during some of the most tumultuous years in US historyCARL BRASSEAUX is the author of over thirty books related to the French presence in the Gulf Coast including Refuge for All Ages Immigration in Louisiana History; French Cajun Creole Houma A Primer on Francophone Louisiana; and Stir the Pot The History of Cajun Cuisine Until his recent retirement he was director of the Center for Louisiana Studies and professor of history at the University of Louisiana at LafayetteKATHERINE CARMINES MOONEY a PhD candidate at Yale University is a specialist in nineteenth century history Her research includes the history of thoroughbred horse racing culture from to .