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Policing the SeasAnglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865$
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Mark C. Hunter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893465

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Policing the Seas
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Mark C. Hunter

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.003.0001

This chapter outlines the structure of the journal, the topics to be discussed, and the critical approaches utilised for analysis. It introduces each nation’s key objectives: the use of naval diplomacy and power to avoid conflict; the suppression of piracy through co-operation force; and the advance of their economic powers. It also outlines their clashing objectives surrounding the slave trade - Britain’s goal of suppressing the slave trade for economic gain and America’s reluctance to address the topic. It introduces the concept of naval relation studies, interest-based naval analysis, and the comparative methodologies used in the analysis. It also introduces the sources consulted in the following chapters - primarily American and British newspapers, policy documents, naval documents, and naval and economic statistics. It concludes by summarising each chapter’s aims.

Keywords:   Naval Diplomacy, Naval Statistics, American Diplomacy, British Diplomacy, Naval Policy-Making

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