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Published: 01 January 2010

232 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780986497346

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Rough Waters

American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Edited by Silvia Marzagalli, James R. Sofka, and John McCusker

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • 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
  • It 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 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