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A West Point for the Navy?

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.8
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the War of 1812 as a testing ground for U.S. Army and Navy officers. The army's performance was generally poor and an embarrassment to the nation in the eyes of many Americans. ... More


Hawaiˋi and the End of the Archipelago

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life Aboard the USS Saginaw

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035161
eISBN:
9780813038957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035161.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

In Hawai`i, the 1860s were a continuing extension of a period of enormous change. Contact with the West had started as an inter-island trade in provisions, gathering supplies to the ports of Lahaina ... More


Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer

Sheldon S. Cohen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034331
eISBN:
9780813038322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Abraham Whipple (1733–1819) commanded insurgents who destroyed HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay and helped direct the successful invasion of the Bahamas. This little-known, yet intrepid and frequently ... More


Old Tales and New

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper's work on the novel The Pilot. It suggests that the novel was inspired by Walter Scott's The Pirate and that his work on this novel was an indirect effort ... More


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