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Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Mark C. Hunter


This journal explores the British and American attempts to suppress both piracy and slavery in the equatorial Atlantic in the period 1816 to 1865. It aims to demonstrate the pivotal role of naval policy in defining the Anglo-American relationship. It defines the equatorial Atlantic as the region encompassing the coastal zones of the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Northern Brazil, and the African coast from Cape Verde to the south of the Congo River. It explores the use of sea power by both nations in pursuit of their goals, and the Anglo-American naval relations during this relatively co-ope ... More

Keywords: Slave Trade, Anglo-American Naval Relations, Naval History, British Imperialism, Naval Politics, British Royal Navy, Colonisation of Africa, International Diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780973893465
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark C. Hunter, author