In this article, Prof. Jones reviews Scarlett O'Hara reported in the novel Gone with the Wind about Rhett Butler's career as a blockade runner for the Confederacy, and speculates about what the law of war at sea might have meant for Captain Butler's commercial operations. He focuses on three aspects of the law of war at sea-capture or prize, blockade, and neutrality.
John Paul Jones, Into the Wind: Rhett Butler and the Law of War at Sea, 31 J. Mar. L. & Com. 633 (2000)