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Alistair Goldsmith

The American Civil War provided commercial opportunities for the sailors and industrialists of Glasgow, not all of them in line with official government policy. Alistair Goldsmith reviews the ways in which the authorities kept an eye on what was going on.

Alistair Goldsmith describes how Glasgow's police force endeavoured to preserve the city's standing as it played host to a series of international set-pieces.