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Rough Waters – American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka, and John McCusker

Abstract

This study analyses the presence of American ships, merchants, and interests in the Mediterranean region in the first decades following the independence of the United States, and seeks to understand whether or not the English, Dutch, Scandinavians, and Americans invaded the region and its shipping industry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It considers the following topics: the benefit of American neutrality during the French Revolutionary wars which enabled the growth of their shipping activities; the organisation of protection for American ships post-independence, particularly from ... More

Keywords: Maritime Politics, Tripolitanian War, American Shipping, Privateering, Barbary States, Maritime Diplomacy, Consulate Networks, Transatlantic Trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780986497346
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvia Marzagalli, editor

James R. Sofka, editor

John McCusker, editor

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