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The Resource Rough waters : American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker

Rough waters : American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker

Label
Rough waters : American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Title
Rough waters
Title remainder
American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Barbary privateers; the diplomatic efforts of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and the relationships of convenience fostered by American powers when requesting European assistance; the development of American consular services to assist merchants and captains; the avoidance of incidents through peace and commercial treaties through to ship seizures and crew enslavement; and the impact of the Tripolitanian War (or Barbary War) on American-Mediterranean shipping. The works in this volume attempt to determine whether or not these actions can be considered an 'invasion'. They explore the mutually beneficial aspects of American-Mediterranean trade whilst also considering the strength of the Mediterranean trade (particularly Greek) prior to American interference. It concludes by confirming the dual objectives of the American presence - to ensure open markets for their goods, and to enhance their political and military power against British, French, and North African regencies
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
380.09182/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D973.7
LC item number
.R68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marzagalli, Silvia
  • Sofka, James R.
  • McCusker, John J.
  • International Maritime Economic History Association
Series statement
Research in maritime history
Series volume
no. 44
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Sea-power
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mediterranean Region
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Commerce
  • Armed Forces
  • International relations
  • Sea-power
  • Mediterranean Region
  • United States
Label
Rough waters : American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Rough waters: American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: am introduction / Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker -- Worth a war? The importance of the trade between British America and the Mediterranean / John J. McCusker -- Relations between North America and the Italian peninsula, 1763-1799: Tuscany, Genoa and Naples / Luca Codignola -- American shipping into the Mediterranean during the France Wars: a first approach / Silvia Marzagalli -- Notes toward a Franco-American Mediterranean 'from below' / Nathan Perl-Rosenthal -- Consula and consiglieri: United States relations with the Italian States, 1790-1815 / Anthony J. Antonucci -- Old and new republics: diplomatic relations between the Republic of Genoa and the United States of America/ Pierangelo Castagneto -- 'From the halls of Montesuma, to the shores of Tripoli:' Antoine Zuchet and the First Barbary War, 1801-1805 / Victor Enthoven -- Minorca: the first United States naval base in the Mediterranean and the American Consulate at Port Mahon / Miquel Àngel Casanoval Camps -- 'The Jeffersonian idea of national security' revisited / James R. Sofka -- The reluctant warrior: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 / Jeff Seiken -- Slavery as social mobility? Western slaves in late eighteenth century Algiers / Christine E. Sears -- Americans in the Mediterranean in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth century: concluding remarks / Elena Frangakis-Syrett
Control code
1020066516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786948915
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020066516
Label
Rough waters : American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Rough waters: American involvement with the Mediterranean in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: am introduction / Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka and John J. McCusker -- Worth a war? The importance of the trade between British America and the Mediterranean / John J. McCusker -- Relations between North America and the Italian peninsula, 1763-1799: Tuscany, Genoa and Naples / Luca Codignola -- American shipping into the Mediterranean during the France Wars: a first approach / Silvia Marzagalli -- Notes toward a Franco-American Mediterranean 'from below' / Nathan Perl-Rosenthal -- Consula and consiglieri: United States relations with the Italian States, 1790-1815 / Anthony J. Antonucci -- Old and new republics: diplomatic relations between the Republic of Genoa and the United States of America/ Pierangelo Castagneto -- 'From the halls of Montesuma, to the shores of Tripoli:' Antoine Zuchet and the First Barbary War, 1801-1805 / Victor Enthoven -- Minorca: the first United States naval base in the Mediterranean and the American Consulate at Port Mahon / Miquel Àngel Casanoval Camps -- 'The Jeffersonian idea of national security' revisited / James R. Sofka -- The reluctant warrior: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 / Jeff Seiken -- Slavery as social mobility? Western slaves in late eighteenth century Algiers / Christine E. Sears -- Americans in the Mediterranean in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth century: concluding remarks / Elena Frangakis-Syrett
Control code
1020066516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786948915
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020066516

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