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The Resource Millions for Defense : the Subscription Warships of 1798

Millions for Defense : the Subscription Warships of 1798

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Millions for Defense : the Subscription Warships of 1798
Title
Millions for Defense
Title remainder
the Subscription Warships of 1798
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The title of this book comes from a toast popular with Americans in the late 1790s??millions for defense, not a cent for tribute." Americans were incensed by demands for bribes from French diplomats and by France's galling seizures of U.S. merchant ships, and as they teetered towards open war, were disturbed by their country's lack of warships. Provoked to action, private U.S. citizens decided to help build a navy. Merchants from Newburyport, Massachusetts, took the lead by opening a subscription to fund a 20-gun warship to be built in ninety days, and they persuaded Congress to pass a s
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leiner, Frederick C
Dewey number
  • 359
  • 359.0097309033
  • 359/.00973/09033
Index
no index present
LC call number
VA56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Warships
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Warships
  • United States
Label
Millions for Defense : the Subscription Warships of 1798
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. On the Verge of War; 2. ""A Navy Spring Up Like the Gourd of Jonah""; 3. The Newburyport Example; 4. The Philadelphia's Story; 5. Baltimore's ""Charming Little Ships""; 6. The Boston and the Perils of Taking Prizes; 7. Politics of Procurement, Politics of Preferment: The George Washington and the Richmond; 8. Squandered Ship: The Frigate New York; 9. Charleston's ""Two-Sided"" Frigate; 10. The Essex in the East Indies; Conclusion; Appendix: The Subscribers; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
882769265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612513485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1f8e204e-08ea-44de-92a9-e36d0f13be72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)882769265
Label
Millions for Defense : the Subscription Warships of 1798
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. On the Verge of War; 2. ""A Navy Spring Up Like the Gourd of Jonah""; 3. The Newburyport Example; 4. The Philadelphia's Story; 5. Baltimore's ""Charming Little Ships""; 6. The Boston and the Perils of Taking Prizes; 7. Politics of Procurement, Politics of Preferment: The George Washington and the Richmond; 8. Squandered Ship: The Frigate New York; 9. Charleston's ""Two-Sided"" Frigate; 10. The Essex in the East Indies; Conclusion; Appendix: The Subscribers; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
882769265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612513485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1f8e204e-08ea-44de-92a9-e36d0f13be72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)882769265

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