Our Man in Charleston

Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role… read more

Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul assigned to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1853, in the lead-up to the American Civil War. In his book, the author reports that the South knew that acknowledgment by the British government was integral to their future success, and planned to deceive Britain regarding their plans to re-open the Atlantic slave trade to maintain the cotton industry. Bunch, who surreptitiously sent information back to his home country, informed the anti-slavery British government of the South’s hidden motives and recommended that their succession efforts be deterred. close

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Our Man in Charleston

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Program ID:
327546-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 16, 2015 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 25, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Aug 16, 2015 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2015 | 9:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2015 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2015 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 26, 2015 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2017 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 18, 2017 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 25, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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