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Naval Blockades in Peace and War An Economic History Since 1750

ISBN-10: 052185749X

ISBN-13: 9780521857499

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lance E. Davis, Stanley L. Engerman

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A number of major blockades, including the Continental System in the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war, are examined in this book. The impact of new technology and organizational changes on the nature of blockades and their effectiveness as military measures are discussed. Legal, economic, and political questions are explored to understand the various constraints upon belligerent behavior. The analysis draw upon the extensive amount of quantitative material available from military publications.
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/4/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: 'Thou shalt not pass�
Britain, France, and Napoleon�s Continental Systems, 1793�1815
The United States versus Great Britain, 1776�1815
The North blockades the Confederacy, 1861�1865
International law and naval blockades during World War I: Britain, Germany, and the United States: traditional strategies versus the submarine
Legal and economic aspects of naval blockades: the United States, Great Britain, and Germany in World War II
The American submarine and aerial mine blockade of the Japanese home islands, 1941�1945
Blockades without war: from Pacific blockades to sanctions
Blockades, war, and international law: what it all means
Conclusion