The Resource Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812, Paul A. Gilje

Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812, Paul A. Gilje

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Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812
Title
Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Gilje
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the political slogan "free trade and sailors rights" and traces its sources to eighteenth-century intellectual thought and Americans' previous experience with impressment into the British navy"--
  • "On July 2, 1812, Captain David Porter raised a banner on the USS Essex proclaiming free trade and sailors rights thus creating a political slogan that explained the War of 1812. Free trade demanded the protection of American commerce, while sailors, rights insisted that the British end the impressment of seamen from American ships. Repeated for decades in Congress and in taverns, the slogan reminds us today that our second war with Great Britain was not a mistake. It was a contest for the ideals of the American Revolution bringing together both the high culture of the Enlightenment to establish a new political economy and the low culture of the common folk to assert the equality of humankind. Understanding the War of 1812 and the motto that came to explain it free trade and sailors, rights allows us to better comprehend the origins of the American nation"--
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1951-
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Gilje, Paul A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E354
LC item number
.G464 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mottoes
  • Free trade
  • Sailors
  • Impressment
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812, Paul A. Gilje
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 345-404) and index
Contents
Part I. Free Trade: 1. The Enlightenment and defining free trade; 2. The revolutionary experience; 3. The new diplomacy; 4. Legacy -- Part II. Sailors' Rights: 5. Anglo-American traditions; 6. The rise of Jack Tar; 7. Impressment; 8. Citizenship; 9. The Hermione and the rights of man -- Part III. Origins: 10. Empire of liberty; 11. Indians in the way; 12. Contested commerce; 13. The ordeal of Jack Tar; 14. Honor -- Part IV: War: 15. The odyssey of the Essex; 16. The language of combat; 17. Politics of war; 18. Pursuit of peace; 19. Dartmoor -- Part V. Memory: 20. Winning the peace; 21. Remembering impressment; 22. The persistent dream; 23. Politics; 24. Popular culture -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 425 p.
Isbn
9781107025080
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012014474
Other control number
40022233579
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
40022243718
System control number
  • (OCoLC)786003129
  • (OCoLC)ocn786003129
Label
Free trade and sailors' rights in the War of 1812, Paul A. Gilje
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 345-404) and index
Contents
Part I. Free Trade: 1. The Enlightenment and defining free trade; 2. The revolutionary experience; 3. The new diplomacy; 4. Legacy -- Part II. Sailors' Rights: 5. Anglo-American traditions; 6. The rise of Jack Tar; 7. Impressment; 8. Citizenship; 9. The Hermione and the rights of man -- Part III. Origins: 10. Empire of liberty; 11. Indians in the way; 12. Contested commerce; 13. The ordeal of Jack Tar; 14. Honor -- Part IV: War: 15. The odyssey of the Essex; 16. The language of combat; 17. Politics of war; 18. Pursuit of peace; 19. Dartmoor -- Part V. Memory: 20. Winning the peace; 21. Remembering impressment; 22. The persistent dream; 23. Politics; 24. Popular culture -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 425 p.
Isbn
9781107025080
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012014474
Other control number
40022233579
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
40022243718
System control number
  • (OCoLC)786003129
  • (OCoLC)ocn786003129

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