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The Resource Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century : silver, seapower and the Atlantic, Shinsuke Satsuma

Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century : silver, seapower and the Atlantic, Shinsuke Satsuma

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Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century : silver, seapower and the Atlantic
Title
Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century
Title remainder
silver, seapower and the Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Shinsuke Satsuma
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early modern Britain, there was an argument that war at sea, especially war in Spanish America, was an ideal means of warfare, offering the prospect of rich gains at relatively little cost whilst inflicting considerable damage on enemy financial resources. This book examines that argument, tracing its origin to the glorious memory of Elizabethan maritime war, discussing its supposed economic advantages, and investigating its influence on British politics and naval policy during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-13) and after. The book reveals that the alleged economic advantages of war at sea were crucial in attracting the support of politicians of different political stances. It shows how supporters of war at sea, both in the government as well as in the opposition, tried to implement pro-maritime war policy by naval operations, colonial expeditions and by legislation, and how their attempts were often frustrated by diplomatic considerations, the incapacity of naval administration, and by conflicting interests between different groups connected to the West Indian colonies and Spanish American trade. It demonstrates how, after the War of the Spanish Succession, arguments for active colonial maritime war continued to be central to political conflict, notably in the opposition propaganda campaigns against the Walpole ministry, culminating in the War of Jenkins's Ear against Spain in 1739. The book also includes material on the South Sea Company, showing how the foundation of this company, later the subject of the notorious "Bubble", was a logical part of British strategy.--
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Satsuma, Shinsuke
Dewey number
359.0094109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • South Sea Company
  • Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • South America
Label
Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century : silver, seapower and the Atlantic, Shinsuke Satsuma
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17694450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781843838623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)854618827
Label
Britain and colonial maritime war in the early eighteenth century : silver, seapower and the Atlantic, Shinsuke Satsuma
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17694450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781843838623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)854618827

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