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Clad in iron : the American Civil War and the challenge of British naval power

Author: Howard J Fuller
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008.
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Foreign intervention-explicitly in the form of British naval power-represented a far more serious threat to the success of the Union blockade, the safety of Yankee merchant shipping worldwide, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard J Fuller
ISBN: 9780313345906 0313345902
OCLC Number: 171549041
Awards: Winner of 2008 John Lyman Book Award, Honorable Mention in U.S. Naval History 2007 (United States)
Description: xxix, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Deterring Columbia: British Naval Supremacy --
An ironclad race with France --
Industry and Conversion Problems --
Enter Captain Coles --
The Specter of modern coastal defense and assault --
two ironclad adversaries: the Confederacy and Great Britain --
Building the Monitor --
Effect of the Trent affair --
Congress Debates the "20 Ironclad Gunboats" --
the fulcrum of Hamptom Roads --
Hampton Roads and its consequences --
Super-monitors, super-guns --
Ericsson, the Navy and Control of the Union Ironclad program --
British reactions to Hampton Roads and the "Monitor Riddle" --
Enter E.J. Reed, Naval Architect --
Palmerston's Policy --
Deterring Britannia: the Trent affair reversed --
Cole loses ground --
the practical concerns against British intervention --
Summer of 1862: the tide turns against the union --
the Passaic crisis --
shifting ironclad confidence --
regaining the strategic initiative? --
Culmination and Consequence: "The Fiery Focus.
Responsibility: Howard J. Fuller ; foreword by Robert J. Schneller, Jr.
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