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Published: 01 January 2008

268 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973893465

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Policing the Seas

Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865

Mark C. Hunter

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This study 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.
  • The study consists of an introductory chapter, eight chapters of analysis, and a select bibliography