This is a panel moderated by Edward Ayers regarding the effects the Civil War had on the international community and their reactions to it. From the video description: “Edward Ayers moderated a roundtable discussion on the international implications of the Civil War, including diplomatic negotiations and naval conflicts. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“ ‘A Global War: International Implications’ was the second panel of the symposium, ‘The Civil War: Fresh Perspectives.’ The symposium on November 20, 2010, was held in the McGowan Theater in conjunction with the National Archives exhibition, ‘Discovering the Civil War,’ marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. It was presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives, the University of Richmond, the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, and the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia.”