Answered the Call for Reinforcements
- Aug 16, 2015
"[William Yancey] endeavored to combat the antislavery sentiment in England by emphasizing that slavery was no issue in the struggle."
Yancey was a diplomat attempting to represent a slave 'government' to the Court of St. James's, an anti-slavery government. It was in his interest and the interest of those he represented to deny that the rebel cause was based on preserving and promoting slavery.