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The Resource Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy, Sarah Kinkel

Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy, Sarah Kinkel

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Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy
Title
Disciplining the empire
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politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy
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Sarah Kinkel
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eng
Summary
"Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves" goes the popular lyric. The fact that the British built the world's greatest empire on the basis of sea power has led many to assume that the Royal Navy's place in British life was unchallenged. Yet, as Sarah Kinkel shows, the Navy was the subject of bitter political debate. The rise of British naval power was neither inevitable nor unquestioned: it was the outcome of fierce battles over the shape of Britain's empire and the bonds of political authority. Disciplining the Empire explains why the Navy became divisive within Anglo-imperial society even though it was also successful in war. The eighteenth century witnessed the global expansion of British imperial rule, the emergence of new forms of political radicalism, and the fracturing of the British Atlantic in a civil war. The Navy was at the center of these developments. Advocates of a more strictly governed, centralized empire deliberately reshaped the Navy into a disciplined and hierarchical force which they hoped would win battles but also help control imperial populations. When these newly professionalized sea officers were sent to the front lines of trade policing in North America during the 1760s, opponents saw it as an extension of executive power and military authority over civilians--and thus proof of constitutional corruption at home. The Navy was one among many battlefields where eighteenth-century British subjects struggled to reconcile their debates over liberty and anarchy, and determine whether the empire would be ruled from Parliament down or the people up.--
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1982-
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Kinkel, Sarah
Dewey number
359.00941/0903
Index
index present
LC call number
VA454
LC item number
.K49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
v. 189
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Civil-military relations
  • Civil-military relations
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • British colonies
  • Civil-military relations
  • Management
  • Politics and government
  • America
  • Great Britain
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Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy, Sarah Kinkel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Seventeenth-century foundations -- Walpolean imperial and naval policy -- Disorder, discipline, and the politics of naval reform -- The Seven Years War and the patriot alternative to professionalization -- The authoritarian navy and the crisis of empire -- Conclusion: The American Revolutionary War
Control code
1006441936
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780674976207
Lccn
2017051034
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006441936
Label
Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy, Sarah Kinkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Seventeenth-century foundations -- Walpolean imperial and naval policy -- Disorder, discipline, and the politics of naval reform -- The Seven Years War and the patriot alternative to professionalization -- The authoritarian navy and the crisis of empire -- Conclusion: The American Revolutionary War
Control code
1006441936
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780674976207
Lccn
2017051034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006441936

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