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Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812

Volume 1

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026079


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  • Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer, considered one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century. In 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and served as President of the institution between 1886 and 1889. His series of books examining the role of sea power in history influenced the rapid growth of international navies in the period before World War I. This two-volume study of the Anglo-American war of 1812 was first published in 1905. Mahan examines the causes of the conflict, arguing that its roots went back to the seventeenth century. Although naval battles in the war of 1812 were small-scale rather than large fleet actions, Mahan shows that they were nevertheless crucial to the outcome. Volume 1 covers the background to the war - commercial relations, and Britain's war with France.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026079
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Antecedents of the War:
    1. Colonial condition
    2. From independence to Jay's treaty
    3. From Jay's treaty to the orders in council, 1794–1807
    4. From the orders in council to war
    5. The theatre of operations
    6. Early cruises and engagements. Hull's operations and surrender
    7. Operations on the northern frontier after Hull's surrender. European events bearing on the war
    8. Ocean warfare against commerce. Privateering. British licenses. Naval actions.

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    Alfred Thayer Mahan

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