Barbary Wars American Independence in the Atlantic World

ISBN-10: 0809028115

ISBN-13: 9780809028115

Edition: N/A

Authors: Franklin Lambert
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Description: The history of America's conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution; the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy; and, most important, the nation's haltering steps toward commercial independence. Frank Lambert's genius is to see in the Barbary Wars the ideal means of capturing the new nation's shaky emergence in the complex context of the Atlantic world. Depicting a time when Britain ruled the seas and France most of Europe, "The ""Barbary"" Wars "proves America's earliest conflict with the Arabic world was always a struggle for economic advantage rather than any clash of cultures or religions.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Maps
Introduction
The American Revolution Checked
Tribute or Arms?
Tributary to the Barbary States
The Cultural Construction of the Barbary Pirates
The Tripolitan War: 1801-5
An Uneasy Peace: Partisan Debate and British Harassment
The Algerine War of 1815 and American Independence in the Atlantic World
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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