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The Resource How Britain won the War of 1812 : the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815, Brian Arthur

How Britain won the War of 1812 : the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815, Brian Arthur

Label
How Britain won the War of 1812 : the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815
Title
How Britain won the War of 1812
Title remainder
the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815
Statement of responsibility
Brian Arthur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named one of the 20 Notable Naval Books of 2011 in the US Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine, May 2012. The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States was fought on many fronts: single ship actions in the Atlantic; a US invasion of Canada, which the Canadians heroically resisted; the burning of the new US capital, Washington, by the British, the President's house subsequently painted white to hide the fire damage; and an unsuccessful attack by the British on New Orleans. The war is usually seen as a draw. However, as this book demonstrates, it was in fact a British victory. The United States achieved none of its war aims, and the peace, concluded in December 1814, met Britain's long-term maritime needs. This book reassesses the war, showing how the British achieved success through an effective commercial maritime blockade which had devastating consequences on the vulnerable, undeveloped US economy. Neutral vessels were included - one of the causes of the war had been the United States' objection to British interference with US ships in Britain's war with Napoleonic France - and Britain's refusal to concede this point enabled the strategy of commercial maritime blockades to be reused by Britain to good effect in subsequent wars, including those of 1914-18 and 1939-45. BRIAN ARTHUR gained a PhD at the University of Greenwich in Britain, following research in the United States which was completed with the aid of a Caird North America Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum in London
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arthur, Brian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • War of 1812
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Blockade
  • United States
Label
How Britain won the War of 1812 : the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815, Brian Arthur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Convoys and blockades: the evolution of maritime economic warfare -- War at a distance: constraints and solutions -- From business partners to enemies: Britain and the United States before 1812 -- The United States blockaded: Admiral Warren's 'united command, ' August 1812-April 1814 -- Blockades and blunders: Vice-Admiral Cochrane's command, April 1814-February 1815 -- Trade and war: the effects of Warren's blockades, August 1812-April 1814 -- Capital and credit: the impact of the final phase -- Results and conclusions
Control code
ocn811408069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttn8ctt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811408069
Label
How Britain won the War of 1812 : the Royal Navy's blockades of the United States, 1812-1815, Brian Arthur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Convoys and blockades: the evolution of maritime economic warfare -- War at a distance: constraints and solutions -- From business partners to enemies: Britain and the United States before 1812 -- The United States blockaded: Admiral Warren's 'united command, ' August 1812-April 1814 -- Blockades and blunders: Vice-Admiral Cochrane's command, April 1814-February 1815 -- Trade and war: the effects of Warren's blockades, August 1812-April 1814 -- Capital and credit: the impact of the final phase -- Results and conclusions
Control code
ocn811408069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782040019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttn8ctt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811408069

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