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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:   eBook : Document : 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. How this meager presence became the major naval power it remains to this day is the subject of American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy. A wide-ranging yet concise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012026665
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Dull
ISBN: 9780803240520 080324052X 9781283687751 1283687755 9780803244719 0803244711
OCLC Number: 820326389
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages).
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 Aar, 1861-1865 --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Responsibility: Jonathan R. Dull.

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