Friends in peace and war : The Russian Navy's Landmark Visit to Civil War San Francisco.
- ISBN: 9781612343457 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
Great friendship existed between the United States and Imperial Russia during the nineteenth century. The Old World Russian autocracy supported the young New World democracy because of the emerging U.S. role as a bulwark against Great Britain's ambitions, in Asia and in the North Pacific Ocean region especially. In fact, when the American Civil War threatened to divide the United States, Russia alone among the European great powers gave no aid or comfort to the seceding states.The surprise 1863 arrival of squadrons of Russian warships and thousands of Russian sailors in New York and San Francisco proved fortuitous, coming when the Union feared British and French intervention on the Confederacy's behalf. C. Douglas Kroll, using both Russian and U.S. documents, investigates why the Russian Pacific Squadron came to San Francisco, a port of departure for California and Nevada gold headed east; what happened during its nearly year-long visit; and how its presence influenced...
Electronic reproduction. Dulles : Potomac Books, Inc., 2011. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1736 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2172 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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