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American naval history, 1607-1865 : overcoming the colonial legacy

Author: Jonathan R Dull
Publisher: Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For its first eighty-five years, the United States was only a minor naval power. Its fledgling fleet had been virtually annihilated during the War of Independence and was mostly trapped in port by the end of the War of 1812. In this wide-ranging yet concise survey of the U.S. Navy from the colonial era through the Civil War, Dull draws on American, British, and French history to reveal how navies reflect diplomatic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Dull
ISBN: 9780803240520 080324052X
OCLC Number: 785862574
Description: ix, 194 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: The American colonies and the British Navy, 1607-1775 --
The war against Britain, 1775-1783 --
A new Navy fights France and the Barbary States, 1783-1805 --
A precarious neutrality ends in a second war against Britain, 1805-1815 --
Trade protection and war with Mexico, 1815-1861 --
The Civil War, 1861-1865 --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Responsibility: Jonathan R. Dull.

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