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Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy : privateer, patriot, pioneer

Author: Sheldon S Cohen; James C Bradford; Gene Allen Smith
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
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Sheldon Cohen's biography of Whipple presents a look inside the life of a Continental officer. He illustrates at a personal level the complexities of naval warfare, including Whipple's reliance on personal finances and family connections to outfit his ships and pay his crew. Cohen also reveals the commander's treatment as a British prisoner of war, and his eventual migration west, shedding light on experiences  Read more...
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Cohen, Sheldon S.
Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010
Named Person: Abraham Whipple; Abraham Whipple
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon S Cohen; James C Bradford; Gene Allen Smith
ISBN: 9780813040288 0813040280 0813034337 9780813034331 9780813039787 0813039789
OCLC Number: 763157815
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cvr; Table of Contents ix; List of Illustrations xi; Foreword xiii; Preface xv; Acknowledgments xix; 1 Rhode Island Beginnings 1; 2 The Passage from Peacetime to Rebellion, 1763-1775 19; 3 Whipple's War, at Home and Abroad, 1775-1778 51; 4 War's Fortunes and Misfortunes, 1779-1783 94; 5 Postwar Discontentments, 1783-1789 130; 6 Final Years in Ohio, 1789-1819 155; Notes 179; Bibliography 213; Index 225.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: Sheldon S. Cohen ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith.

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Sheldon Cohen's biography of Whipple presents a look inside the life of a Continental officer. He illustrates at a personal level the complexities of naval warfare, including Whipple's reliance on personal finances and family connections to outfit his ships and pay his crew. Cohen also reveals the commander's treatment as a British prisoner of war, and his eventual migration west, shedding light on experiences shared by many Revolutionary War veterans.

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