The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Volume 1

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William S. Dudley, Michael J. Crawford
Government Printing Office, 1985 - United States - 772 pages
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"During the War of 1812 the U.S. Navy came of age. In fleet actions on the lakes and single ship engagements at sea, American men of war defeated Royal Navy ships of similar force. Naval officers such as Isaac Hull, Stephen Decatur, Oliver H. Perry, David Porter and Thomas Macdonough became heroes, and their ships, Constitution, United States, Niagara, Essex, and Saratoga, symbols for an American public proud of its navy. The three volumes will again call to mind the famous naval actions and events of our second war of independence with Great Britain"--Introduction.
 

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Contents

Descriptive List of Illustrations
xxxix
The Maritime Causes of the War 18051812
1
Thomas Jeffersons Gunboat Navy
12
The AngloFrench Commercial War
23
The Embargo
34
A New Naval Policy 18091810
36
The Navy and the War Hawk Congress
50
Impressment
61
The Frigate Essex
124
Captain William Bainbridge to Secretary of the Navy
130
Repairs for Essex
143
East Florida and the War of 1812
150
Privateering in the War of 1812
166
British Naval Strength in North America
179
Reducing the Gunboat Crews
192
The Private Life of a Seaman
506

New England Federalists Consider the Prospect of War
68
Naval Operations in the Atlantic Theater
83
The East Florida Uprising Restrained
89
Conditions at the Charlestown Navy Yard
91
to Captain John Hall 4 May 1812
104
Gunboats for Southern Waters
115
The Promotion of Lieutenant Charles Morris
516
Labor and Management at the Washington Navy Yard
523
William Jones Future Secretary of the Navy
634
Admiral Warren Requests Reinforcements
649
Index
655

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About the author (1985)

Dudley is the director of the Naval Historical Center and Director of naval history for the Chief of Naval Operations.

Michael J. Crawford is Assistant Professor, Department of History, at McNeese State University.

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