In Irons: Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy

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Yale University Press, 1998 - History - 397 pages
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"Richard Buel Jr. here investigates for the first time the influence of Britain's navy on the American revolutionary economy, particularly its agricultural sector, and the damage that Britain inflicted by seizing major colonial centers and denying Americans access to overseas markets. Drawing on documents newly culled from American, British, and French archives, the author shows how the French alliance, naval operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean, military operations in North America, and the policies of state and continental authorities contributed to the collapse and then revival of the revolutionary economy. Buel places the American economy in international context and discusses how both Spain and France created the conditions--though sometimes inadvertently--that bolstered the economic survival of the infant republic"--Jacket.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
30
Section 5
52
Section 6
53
Section 7
54
Section 8
76
Section 14
158
Section 15
168
Section 16
185
Section 17
186
Section 18
197
Section 19
206
Section 20
212
Section 21
240

Section 9
77
Section 10
107
Section 11
133
Section 12
134
Section 13
157
Section 22
257
Section 23
263
Section 24
271
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