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The Naval War of 1812 (Roosevelt Library)
     

The Naval War of 1812 (Roosevelt Library)

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by Theodore Roosevelt
 

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Such wide differences in the views of the two nations produced endless difficulties. To escape the press-gang, or for other reasons, many British seamen took service under the American flag; and if they were demanded back, it is not likely that they or their American shipmates had much hesitation in swearing either that they were not British at all, or else that they

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Such wide differences in the views of the two nations produced endless difficulties. To escape the press-gang, or for other reasons, many British seamen took service under the American flag; and if they were demanded back, it is not likely that they or their American shipmates had much hesitation in swearing either that they were not British at all, or else that they had been naturalized as Americans. Equally probable is it that the American blockade-runners were guilty of a great deal of fraud and more or less thinly veiled perjury. But the wrongs done by the Americans were insignificant compared with those they received. Any innocent merchant vessel was liable to seizure at any moment; and when overhauled by a British cruiser short of men was sure to be stripped of most of her crew. The British officers were themselves the judges as to whether a seaman should be pronounced a native of America or of Britain, and there was no appeal from their judgment. If a captain lacked his full complement there was little doubt as to the view he would take of any man's nationality. The wrongs inflicted on our seafaring countrymen by their impressment into foreign ships formed the main cause of the war.

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ISBN-13:
9781484819876
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/25/2013
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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The naval war of 1812 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TR was a true student of the navy (later serving as its Secretary), and an objective historian. This book offers a detailed analysis of the naval actions that were the primary engagements between the US and Britain. Well written.
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This is a collection of letters to his children.
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