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American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

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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 survey of the U.S. Navy from the colonial era through the Civil War, the book draws on American, British, and French history to reveal how navies reflect diplomatic, political, economic, and social developments and to show how the foundation of Americas future naval greatness was laid during the Civil War.

Award-winning author Jonathan R. Dull documents the remarkable transformation of the U.S. Navy between 1861 and 1865, thanks largely to brilliant naval officers like David Farragut, David D. Porter, and Andrew Foote; visionary politicians like Abraham Lincoln and Gideon Welles; and progressive industrialists like James Eads and John Ericsson. But only by understanding the failings of the antebellum navy can the accomplishments of Lincolns navy be fully appreciated. Exploring such topics as delays in American naval development, differences between the U.S. and European fleets, and the effect that the countrys colonial past had on its naval policies, Dull offers a new perspective on both American naval history and the history of the developing republic.

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Jonathan R. Dull is the author of The French Navy and the Seven Years War; The Age of the Ship of the Line; and Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution, all available from the University of Nebraska Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803240520
Author:
Dull, Jonathan R
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Dull, Jonathan R.
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in War, Society, and the Militar
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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