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The Resource Empire, technology and seapower : Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston, Howard J. Fuller

Empire, technology and seapower : Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston, Howard J. Fuller

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Empire, technology and seapower : Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston
Title
Empire, technology and seapower
Title remainder
Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston
Statement of responsibility
Howard J. Fuller
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues that it suffered serious challenges in the form of expanding imperial commitments, national security concerns, precarious diplomatic relations with European Powers and the United States, and technological advancements associated with the armoured warship at the height of the so-called "Pax Britannica". Utilising a wealth of international archival sources, this volume explores the introduction of the monitor form of ironclad during the American Civil War, which deliberately forfeited long-range power-projection for local, coastal command of the sea. It looks at the ways in which the Royal Navy responded to this new technology and uses a wealth of international primary and secondary sources to ascertain how decision-making at Whitehall affected that at Westminster. The result is a better-balanced understanding of Palmerstonian diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, the early evolution of the modern capital ship (including the catastrophic loss of the experimental sail-and-turret ironclad H.M.S. Captain), naval power-projection, and the nature of "empire", "technology", and "seapower".This book will be of great interest to all students of the Royal Navy, and of maritime and strategic studies in general. "--
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  • bibliography
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Cass series--naval policy and history,
Empire, technology and seapower : Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston, Howard J. Fuller
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Empire, technology and seapower : Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston, Howard J. Fuller
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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Contents
part I: Palmerstonian 'gunboat diplomacy', ironclad technology and the 'declinist' controversy -- part II: From the Crimean War to the American Civil War : naval innovation and the Anglo-French balance of power -- part III: 'Splendid Isolation', the 'Cherbourg Strategy' and the 'Great Armament' reconsidered -- part IV: Iron Lion or Paper Tiger? The myth of British naval intervention in the American Civil War
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1 online resource (316 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203029671
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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