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Blue water patriots : the American Revolution afloat

Author: James M Volo
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
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The American Revolution can be viewed as part of a prolonged worldwide naval conflict between France and Britain. In the period before 1779, the colonists confronted the Royal Navy alone with only  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Volo, James M., 1947-
Blue water patriots.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007
(DLC) 2006026031
(OCoLC)71004139
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Volo
ISBN: 9780313056529 0313056528
OCLC Number: 232568197
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 307 p.) : ill., maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The enforcement crisis --
2. The rebels under sail --
3. Naval administration --
4. The art of war at sea --
5. Sea officers --
6. The Continental Navy --
7. Warships --
8. Cannon and powder --
9. George Washington's private navy --
10. The invasion of New York --
11. Whaleboat warriors and bateaux battalions --
12. Invoking Poseidon --
13. The French alliance --
14. Prisoners of war --
15. Epilogue --
Appendix 1 : Important vessels and commanders belonging to the North American Squadron during the Enforcement Crisis, 1764-1767 --
Appendix 2 : Disposition of the Royal Navy on the North American Station, January 1775 --
Appendix 3 : 1794 Admiralty List of Vessels of War in service or built before 1783 --
Maps --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: James M. Volo.

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