Origins of the American Navy

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This book is a study of the factors and circumstances that lead to the establishment and development of an American Navy, and of the role of sea power in the founding, growth, and independence of the thirteen colonies and the protection and promotion of the national interest at home and abroad in the early years of the Republic. The very existence and prosperity of the colonies, which were created during an era of discovery and international rivalry for the spoils of new worlds, depended on the Royal navy and the merchant vessels of the mother country, a lesson learned by the colonial leaders as they sought a 'redress of wrongs' and then assumed leadership of a sovereign nation in the midst of a hostile and volatile world. The author of this book stresses the political, economic, and ideological considerations that motivated the colonial and national leaders as they conceived and implemented a concept of sea power.

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Raymond G. O'Connor is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Miami.

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...a lifetime of achievement...>>>> (Edward Beach)

...there can be no doubt of [O'Conner's] mastery of sources...>>>> (Edward Beach William And Mary Quarterly)

Origins of the American Navy: Sea Power in the Colonies and the New Nation presents a reasoned narrative in fluent prose. It is an essential read for naval and diplomatic historians, who will not fail to be impressed with O'Connor's solid commandof the literature.>>> (Edward Beach Journal Of The Early Republic)

Though retired from teaching, O'Connor continues to publish important work on modern naval history. This gracefully composed volume...provides a well-researched, concise summary of the many maritime problems facing the new republic and the troubled compromises leading to the establishment of the United States Navy on the eve of the 1798 Quasi War with France....[E]ach chapter has extensive notes, which often include O'Connor's learned commentary on various historiographical issues.>>> (Edward Beach The Journal Of American History)

His object is the praiseworthy and very necessary one of explaining to undergraduates how important sea power was in the early history of the American colonies and the American republic.>>>> (Edward Beach Shorter Notice)

An excellent and beautiful concise study of the roots and earliest years of the Navy by a leading scholar in the field... (Clark Reynolds)

...a lifetime of achievement... (Edward Beach)

...there can be no doubt of [O'Conner's] mastery of sources... (Edward Beach William And Mary Quarterly)

Origins of the American Navy: Sea Power in the Colonies and the New Nation presents a reasoned narrative in fluent prose. It is an essential read for naval and diplomatic historians, who will not fail to be impressed with O'Connor's solid command of the literature. (Edward Beach Journal Of The Early Republic)

Though retired from teaching, O'Connor continues to publish important work on modern naval history. This gracefully composed volume...provides a well-researched, concise summary of the many maritime problems facing the new republic and the troubled compromises leading to the establishment of the United States Navy on the eve of the 1798 Quasi War with France....[E]ach chapter has extensive notes, which often include O'Connor's learned commentary on various historiographical issues. (Edward Beach The Journal Of American History)

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