Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750

Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750

by Lance E. Davis, Stanley L. Engerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 052185749X

ISBN-13: 9780521857499

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Overview

In the early nineteenth century in the United States, cancer in the breast was a rare disease. Now it seems that breast cancer is everywhere. Written by a medical historian who is also a doctor, Unnatural History tells how and why this happened. Rather than there simply being more disease, breast cancer has entered the bodies of so many American women and the concerns of nearly all the rest, mostly as a result of how we have detected, labeled, and responded to the disease. The book traces changing definitions and understandings of breast cancer, the experience of breast cancer sufferers, clinical and public health practices, and individual and societal fears.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521857499
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: 'Thou shalt not pass'; 2. Britain, France and Napoleon's Continental Systems, 1793–1815; 3. The United States versus Great Britain, 1776–1815; 4. The North blockades the Confederacy, 1861–5; 5. International law and naval blockades during World War I: Britain, Germany, and the United States: traditional strategies versus the submarine; 6. Legal and economic aspects of naval blockades: the United States, Great Britain, and Germany in World War II; 7. The American submarine and aerial mine blockade of the Japanese home islands, 1941–5; 8. Blockades without war: from Pacific blockades to sanctions; 9. Blockades, war and international law: what it all means; Conclusion.

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