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The fisherman's cause : Atlantic commerce and maritime dimensions of the American Revolution

Author: Christopher Paul Magra
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines why and how colonial fishermen and fish merchants mobilized for the American Revolution, underscoring the pivotal maritime efforts that secured American independence.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Paul Magra
ISBN: 9780521518383 0521518385
OCLC Number: 263146947
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: The rise of the colonial cod fisheries --
Fish --
Fish merchants --
Fishermen --
Part two: Atlantic origins of the American Revolutionary War --
Cod and the Atlantic economy --
Atlantic business competition and the political economy of cod: part one --
Cod and the Atlantic economy --
Cod and the Atlantic economy --
Atlantic business competition and the political economy of cod: part one --
Atlantic business competition and the political economy of cod: part two --
The New England Trade and Fisheries Act --
Part three: The military mobilization of the fishing industry --
From trade routes to supply lanes --
The first American Navy --
Starving the enemy and feeding the troops --
From fishermen to fighting men --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher P. Magra.

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