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Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.
Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.
Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.

Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.

France and the C.S.A. — Synergistic Allies at Last


Summary view of Confederate foreign policy in 1863 by Henry St. Paul, a Mobile and New Orleans attorney and Confederate soldier. After the Union capture of New Orleans, a bounty for St. Paul’s capture was offered by Admiral David Farragut.

The bounty was partly because St. Paul’s Our Home and Foreign Policy promoted a Franco-Confederate alliance untroubled by the upholding of the slave system: “Negro worship is unknown in France; they neither trouble themselves or others about it. On her vast territory there is not one solitary abolition society, and Negrophilism has become simply a branch of ethics…” (p16)

Born in Belgium to French parents, St. Paul led a French-speaking Confederate unit—St. Paul’s Battalion of Sharpshooters—and later served as a quartermaster in Mobile where this pamphlet was likely printed. He was brevetted Colonel at the Battle Seven Pines in 1862.


Description: Our Home and Foreign Policy. November, 1863.

[Likely Mobile, Alabama]: Printed at the Office of the Daily Register and Advertiser, 1863. 23pp. First edition. Stitched, as issued. 8¼ x 4¾ inches. Foxing; title page and last two pages with paper loss to top margin, else very good.

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LCP, Afro-Americana 9070. Sabin 75451. Howes S-39 (aa) —“Dream of an imperial Confederacy: French alliance, control of Central America and the Mexican Gulf.” Crandall 2835. Parrish & Willingham 5832. Ref. Seven_Pines_participants4 accessed online.


Price: $450.00