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States and Their Navies from the Late Sixteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Centuries

Jaap R. Bruijn

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the European naval power from the late 16th to the end of the 18th centuries. The nature of intra-state conflicts and the growing interest in shipping and trade forced ... More


Naval Officers: A Social Profile

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the background and recruitment of naval officers, and the pattern of their careers in the state's service. It describes the commissioned officers, captains, and lieutenants who ... More


The Sword and the Pen

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.10
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the significant decline in popularity experienced by the U.S. Navy after basking in the glory of its outstanding performance in the War of 1812. It also suffered from neglect ... More


Naval Warfare: Prize Money and Blood Money

Nicholas R. Parrillo

in Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

For a long time, the US government made its naval officers eligible for two kinds of bounties, shares in the proceeds from enemy merchant vessels and cargo they captured (prize money) and rewards ... More


Officers’ commitment to the anti-slavery cause

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter examines how naval officers engaged with the cornerstones of the British abolitionist agenda: religion, humanitarianism, morality and concepts of national identity. As most ... More


Encounters with Africa

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines cultural encounters between British naval officers and West African peoples, and the role of racial attitudes and identity therein. It looks at the persistence or mutability of ... More


Officers’ contributions to Britain’s anti-slavery culture

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines officers’ contributions to the metropolitan discourses about slavery and abolition taking place in Britain in the early to mid-nineteenth century. Furthering the theme of naval ... More


From Siberia's Frontier to Russia's Colony

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the effects of Russia's circumnavigation voyages on representations of the indigenous peoples of Russian Alaska and on the practices of colonialism. Russian circumnavigation ... More


Abolition on shore

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Naval officers played a part in a reconfiguration of relations between Britain and West Africa in the early nineteenth century, as British abolitionist ideals and policies were introduced in the ... More


Prize voyages and ideas of freedom

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

To witness the human trauma of the transatlantic slave trade was extraordinary employment for British naval officers, and this chapter examines rare surviving accounts of life on prize voyages, ... More


Introduction

Mary Wills

in Envoys of Abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates the activities of the West Africa squadron within several interconnected themes and contexts relating to the impact of the Britain’s Abolition Act of 1807. Britain’s ... More


Abolition at sea

Mary Wills

in Envoys of Abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the work of the West Africa squadron in detaining slave ships at sea by examining the experiences of the naval officers involved in its operation. It explores the development ... More


Conclusion

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter assesses the cultural and political significance of the West Africa squadron and the work of the naval officers involved in its operation, looking at the wider implications of the ... More


The Navy: Promotion and Employment

Rory Muir

in Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244311
eISBN:
9780300249545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244311.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter continues the discussion on careers in the navy, particularly in terms of career progression. On the whole the navy was not a particularly rewarding career for most officers. Life at ... More


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


The Navy: Young Gentlemen at Sea

Rory Muir

in Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244311
eISBN:
9780300249545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244311.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter takes a look at the navy. For many boys growing up in England in the eighteenth century, the Royal Navy was immensely glamorous, the object of intense fascination. There was almost ... More


Samuel Walters Lieutenant, R.N.: Memoirs of a Naval Officer in Nelson's Navy

C. Northcote Parkinson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853231493
eISBN:
9781846313981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313981
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, as it chronicles the tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of Admiral Lord ... More


Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Dirk Bönker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States and Germany emerged as the two most rapidly developing industrial nation-states of the Atlantic world. The elites and intelligentsias of both ... More


Men and Machinery

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter tells the strange story of what happened in the U.S. Navy when a new steamship, the Wampanoag, was put into service in the 1860s. It first describes the physical characteristics of the ... More


The Arrival of Foreign Ships

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the arrival of foreign ships in the Pacific Islands, with particular emphasis on the relationships between foreign sailors and the local maritime communities. It first considers ... More


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