Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815

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Most naval historians take their cue from the work of Alfred Thayer Mahan published a century ago and view the blockade of the United States during the War of 1812 as a highly effective wooden wall. But Wade Dudley challenges that prevailing interpretation and in the pages of this new study provides a bold new assessment. Rather than an impermeable wooden wall, he says the Royal Navy's blockade resembled a light picket fence that was easily splintered by aggressive American public and private navies preying on British ...

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Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815
2003, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557501677

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