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Legislators of the Antilles: British Regulation of Trade with Haiti

Julia Gaffield

in Haitian Connections In the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625621
eISBN:
9781469625645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625621.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Following the failure of the negotiations between Haitian leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Jamaican governor George Nugent in 1804, the British government did not issue an official statement ... More


The Law of the Sea and the Two Unions

John Ford

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the problems which union posed to maritime lawyers of both nations. It approaches the questions from an oblique angle by asking why in one area it did become possible to speak ... More


Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Michael S. Reidy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the British sought to master the physical properties of the oceans; in the second half, they lorded over large portions of the oceans' outer rim. The ... More


The Tide Crusade

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the multinational tidal experiments of 1834 and 1835 to demonstrate the collaborative nature of research in physical astronomy. In particular, it highlights the collaboration ... More


Introduction: The Littoral in Science and History

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the British learned to manage the oceans; in the second half, they ruled over large portions of the oceans' rims. Extending their reconnaissance from the ... More


Creating Space for the “Scientist”

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter extends William Whewell's spatial and disciplinary shaping of the field of tidology to his equally ambitious shaping of the “scientist,” or full-time devotee. Science for Whewell was a ... More


The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explains the role of the British Victualling Board in securing victory in the Seven Years' War. A subordinate of the British Admiralty, the Victualling Board aimed to procure and ... More


The Navy Board's Shipping

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that Britain's success in the Seven Years' War was due to the kingdom's ability to use its merchant shipping to project military power overseas. It explains that Britain relied on ... More


Building an Arctic Tradition

in The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the Arctic exploration by American explorers. American attention turned to the Arctic when the British Admiralty sent John Franklin there in 1845 with two ships and 129 ... More


George Nares Maps the North Coast of Ellesmere Island and Relearns Lessons, 1875

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on George Nares's expedition in 1875 and his mapping of the north coast of Ellesmere Island. Clements Markham and Sherard Osborn proposed a British expedition designed to reach ... More


The First Searchers Look in the Wrong Places, 1847

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on John Franklin's ill-fated expedition of 1845 and the search and rescue operations that were launched when the ships and men of the voyage never returned. John Ross expressed ... More


John Franklin’s Last Expedition Becomes the Failure of the Century, 1845

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on John Franklin's last expedition in 1845 that turned out to be the failure of the century. In 1844, Sir John Barrow, Second Secretary of the British Admiralty, initiated ... More


War and Reconstruction

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter presents the effects of the First World War on the future of the British shipping industry. It examines shipping tonnage statistics to demonstrates Britain’s loss of three million tons ... More


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