Running The Blockade

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Running The Blockade

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Running The Blockade During The American Civil War Abridged Annotated

Author: Thomas E. Taylor
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Abraham Lincoln's announcement of a blockade of southern Confederate ports and the possible seizure of neutral trading ships was met with great alarm in England. Manchester's mills demanded American cotton and other goods that would not wait for the end of the conflict. Enter the blockade runners. What was it like to risk death or imprisonment during the clash of North and South? Thomas Taylor was a 21-year-old Englishman with a taste for adventure and nothing holding him back. The outbreak of war in America interested him greatly and he was soon in the ranks of the runners. In this true sea story, Taylor not only tells of near capture and brushes with death, he tells you what it takes to operate a good blockade running ship. The introduction to this important work was written by none other than Sir Julian Stafford Corbett (1854-1922), the eminent British naval historian and geo-strategist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. His Some Principles of Maritime Strategy is still considered a classic by students of naval warfare and Corbett wrote the official history of Naval operations during World War I. This is to say that Corbett’s opinion of Thomas Taylor’s book as a work of naval art is not to be overlooked or taken lightly. For the first time, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.

Running The Blockade

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Running The Blockade

Author: W. H. Thomes
Editor: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781010375883
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Civil War Blockade Running On The Texas Coast

Author: Andrew W. Hall
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
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In the last months of the American Civil War, the upper Texas coast became a hive of blockade running. Though Texas was often considered an isolated backwater in the conflict, the Union's pervasive and systematic seizure of Southern ports left Galveston as one of the only strongholds of foreign imports in the anemic supply chain to embattled Confederate forces. Long, fast steamships ran in and out of the city's port almost every week, bound to and from Cuba. Join author Andrew W. Hall as he explores the story of Texas's Civil War blockade runners--a story of daring, of desperation and, in many cases, of patriotism turning coat to profiteering.

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

Author: Robert L. Beisner
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070808
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Chronicles American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present, with updated material on post World-War II.

The American Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290190
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A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

British Blockade Runners In The American Civil War

Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
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Perhaps more than all the campaigns of the Union armies, the Union naval blockade—covering all major Southern ports along 3,500 miles of coastline for the duration of the war—brought down the Confederacy. The daring exploits of Confederate blockade runners are well known—but many of them were British citizens operating out of neutral ports such as Nassau, Havana and Bermuda. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #2c2c2c} Focusing on British involvement in the war, this history names the overseas bankers and manufacturers who, in critical need of cotton and other Confederate exports, financed and equipped the fast little ships that ran the blockade. The author attempts to disentangle the names and aliases of the captains—many of whom were Royal Navy officers on temporary leave—and tells their stories in their own words. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #2c2c2c}

In Armageddon S Shadow

Author: Greg Marquis
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773520790
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The important and long-standing economic, social, and kinship ties between the United States and Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island were profoundly shaken by the Civil War. In this engaging and accessible account, Greg Marquis explores the shadow cast on the Maritimes and its people by America's bloodiest conflict. In Armageddon's Shadow chronicles events as they unfolded and highlights the very real threat of conflict between Britain and the United States. Major crises such as the highjacking of the Chesapeake by Confederate partisans and the destructive cruise of the CSS Tallahassee – the only Confederate warship to reach a mainland British North American port – in addition to Halifax's growing importance as a communications link for the South and the Maritimes' involvement in blockade running are recounted in detail. In Armageddon's Shadow also explores the impact of the Civil War at a more personal level. Marquis highlights Maritimers' growing support for the beleaguered Confederacy, despite the colonies' official neutrality, and the grave implications this had for local race relations. He describes the impact of refugees, crimping, and recruiting on Maritimers' attitudes and recounts the experiences of some of the thousands of men born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island who served in the Civil War. Drawing extensively on newspaper reports, personal papers, and local histories, Marquis captures the drama of events as they unfolded, effectively putting the reader into the thick of the action and into the minds of the individuals involved. In Armageddon's Shadow is a must read for anyone with an interest in the American Civil War or the history of the Maritime provinces.