The Spectator

The duty of England and the American crisis

On the outbreak of the American Civil War, the magazine opposed the rest of the British press and supported the North against the slave-owning South

190 years of The Spectator
1 June 1861

The time has arrived when the national will on the American quarrel ought to be expressed. A party, numerous in Parliament and powerful in the press, is beginning to intrigue for the recognition of the South.

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