A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 600 pages
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A unique and fascinating social history of the U.S. Navy's officer corps between its establishment and the end of the War of 1812.
  

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Contents

At Headquarters
3
A Ranked Society
28
Counting the Corps
36
Places Much Sought
40
A Corps of Young Gentlemen
55
Geography
59
Time
68
Kin
73
Mentors and Challenges
178
A School in Every Frigate
194
Mortifications Berth
309
Cash Rewards of Service
331
Big Money
338
Money Men
350
Poisoning the Rats
364
The Perils of Accountability
372

School
89
Work
96
Politics
104
Why
109
A Society within Wooden Walls
117
Eye of the Novice
119
Midshipman to Lieutenant
131
Two Enemies
137
To Make a Sea Officer
151
The Young Officers Best Teachers
155
Setting the Norm
165
The President of Terrors
397
Shrinking the Corps
412
Departure Voluntaryand Otherwise
421
Exit the Unwanted
430
Foremost of Crimes
447
Wild Youth
458
Captain Hull Coes Shopping
468
Discovering the Navys
501
Notes
515
Index
581
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