Making Sense of the American Civil War
William Henry Seward

William Henry SewardWilliam Henry Seward (1801-1872) served in Lincoln’s cabinet during the Civil War. As Secretary of State, Seward prevented Europe from officially recognizing the Confederacy and perhaps preventing European involvement in the Civil War. He arranged for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. (More)



"Seward, William Henry (1801-1872)." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2011.




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