Navalism and the Emergence of American Sea Power, 1882-1893

Navalism and the Emergence of American Sea Power, 1882-1893

by Mark Russell Shulman
     
 

In just eleven years the U.S. Navy evolved from a twelfth-ranked sea power to a first-rate imperial fleet due mostly to the efforts of a small group of savvy politicians, writers, and naval officers called navalists. This study analyzes the origins of American sea power for a totally balanced view of the efforts involved. See more details below

Overview

In just eleven years the U.S. Navy evolved from a twelfth-ranked sea power to a first-rate imperial fleet due mostly to the efforts of a small group of savvy politicians, writers, and naval officers called navalists. This study analyzes the origins of American sea power for a totally balanced view of the efforts involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557507662
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Influence of History upon Sea Power: The Navalist Reinterpretation of the War of 18129
Prenavalist Interpretations10
New Historical Interpretations: Navalists13
New Historical Interpretations: Generalists21
The Feeble Voice of Dissent23
2Cleaning Up the Act: Reorganizing and Rebuilding the Navy26
Naval Administration26
Facilities33
Ships36
Men39
3Selling the Navy: Popularization of the Service46
To Be Read47
To Be Seen50
To Be Done54
4The Old Navy's Pacific58
Pacific and Asiatic58
Shufeldt's Pacific60
Pacific Policies of the Old Navy67
Officers of the Old Navy71
5The New Navy's Pacific76
Mahan's Pacific77
Officers of the New Navy84
Policy for a New Ocean90
6The Best Defense Is a Defense95
Origins of the New Navy95
Defense on the Defensive99
The First New Navy102
7The Best Defense Is an Offense117
Strategy and Construction117
Strategy and Politics118
1886: The First Battleships119
1887: Holding the Line124
1888: The Rise and Fall of the Cruiser126
1889: Tracy Takes the Offensive127
1890: Annus Mirabilis128
1891: Temporary Setback134
1892: Strange Politics135
1893: Denouement137
8The Whole Flapdoodle Pacifist and Mollycoddler Outfit139
Economics and Empire139
Peace Movements142
Carl Schurz and Dissent147
9The Triumph of Navalism151
Postscript: Navalism at Work159
Postscript: Honolulu, Hawaii, in January 1893159
Notes163
Selected Bibliography211
Index233

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