This article focuses on a proposal by Abraham Lincoln to settle freed African Americans in Central American countries. The backlash from several countries reveals that other countries besides the warring United States were also struggling with reconciling racial issues. This also reveals how interwoven racial issues were with political crises during the Civil War because it not only effected domestic policies but also international relations.
"Condemning Colonization: Abraham Lincoln’s Rejected Proposal for a Central American Colony,"
The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: http://cupola.gettysburg.edu/gcjcwe/vol8/iss1/5