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Magra, Christopher Paul

Overview
Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 462 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SH351.C5, 973.311
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Most widely held works by Christopher Paul Magra
The fisherman's cause : Atlantic commerce and maritime dimensions of the American Revolution by Christopher Paul Magra( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poseidon's curse : British Naval impressment and Atlantic origins of the American Revolution by Christopher Paul Magra( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poseidon's Curse' interprets the American Revolution from the vantage point of the Atlantic Ocean. Christopher P. Magra traces how British naval impressment played a leading role in the rise of Great Britain's seaborne empire, yet ultimately contributed significantly to its decline. Long reliant on appropriating free laborers to man the warships that defended British colonies and maritime commerce, the British severely jeopardized mariners' earning potential and occupational mobility, which led to deep resentment toward the British Empire. Magra explains how anger about impressment translated into revolutionary ideology, with impressment eventually occupying a major role in the Declaration of Independence as one of the foremost grievances Americans had with the British government
The New England cod fishing industry and maritime dimensions of the American Revolution by Christopher Paul Magra( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to get at the linkages between the worlds of commerce and the way of war I triangulated data culled from merchant ledgers, ship's log books, customs records, shipping records, diaries, newspapers, and military service records. Drawing on these sources, the dissertation defends a two-fold argument. First, economic competition between vested interests in the British Empire, principally New England fish merchants, West Country fish merchants, and West Indian sugar planters, resulted in a series of commercial regulations and naval police actions aimed at restricting New England's economic expansion. These regulations and actions culminated in the British state's fateful decision in 1775 to close the New England cod fishing industry, which ultimately motivated colonists to go to war. Second, fishermen and fish merchants played key roles in winning the war. Merchants converted trade routes into military supply lines and transformed their fishing vessels into warships. Fishermen armed and manned the first American navy, served in the first coast guard units, manned privateers, and fought on land. These multi-faceted efforts helped secure American independence
Prelude to revolution : a New England town study of Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1629-1776 by Christopher Paul Magra( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The fisherman's cause : Atlantic commerce and maritime dimensions of the American Revolution
Alternative Names
Magra, Christopher Paul

Languages
English (20)

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