Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America's Struggle for Independence

Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America's Struggle for Independence

by Richard Radune

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Sound Rising: Long Island Sound at the Forefront of America's Struggle for Independence by Richard Radune

Sound Rising challenges our perception of Long Island Sound in many surprising ways. The Sound was at the forefront of American trade with the West Indies and its location placed it in a position to influence the course of history during the critical years between 1750 and 1820. Its multitude of small ports, coves, and navigable rivers provided a distinct advantage by thwarting British efforts to enforce trade restrictions and collect taxes. Merchants' desire for free trade and the avoidance of customs duties set the stage for war. Long Island Sound played a crucial role in America's Revolutionary War victory when its naval vessels, privateers, and whaleboat raiders swarmed out of these same ports to interdict British supplies and force major changes in the enemy's strategic war plans. This groundbreaking, true story relates the Sound's involvement in the capture of Fort Louisbourg, rampant smuggling, the Revolutionary War, the Undeclared War with France and the War of 1812.

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ISBN-13: 9780976434115
Publisher: Research In Time Pub Ipub
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 1,302,217
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Richard Radune is an author and independent historian. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1965 with a major in U.S. history, he served as an Air Force captain in North Dakota and Alaska. Following a thirty-year business career, Mr. Radune researched and wrote the award-winning book, Pequot Plantation: The Story of an Early Colonial Settlement, which was published in 2005. His research has provided many opportunities to give presentations to historical societies and other organizations on both Pequot Plantation and the maritime history of Long Island Sound. Interest in maritime military subjects continues to be strong due to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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