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Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812. By Paul a. GilJE

When Captain David Porter of the U.S. Frigate Essex unfurled a ban- ner proclaiming “Free Trade and Sailors' Rights,” he did more than coin the most emblematic rallying cry of the War of 1812. His banner also fused two separate but powerful political ideals of the young republic into a new slogan that would define the ...


The Ideological War of 1812

The War of 1812 has long been among the least stud- ied of America's conflicts, and that is reflected in a still murky (and contentious) understanding of why the war was fought. The rallying cry for the war, eloquently en- capsulated in Commodore David Porter's flag atop the. Essex, was “Free Trade and Sailors' Rights,” that ...


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Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812 by Paul. A. Gilje (review). Brian Rouleau. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 111, Number 4, Autumn. 2013, pp. 599-602 (Review). Published by Kentucky Historical Society. DOI: For additional information about this article. Access provided by your local ...


Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812

On July 2, 1812, Captain David Porter raised a banner on the USS Essex proclaiming “A free trade and sailors' rights,” thus creating a political slogan that explained the War of 1812. Free trade demanded the pro- tection of American commerce, while sailors' rights insisted that the. British end the impressment of seamen ...


Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812. By Paul A. Gilje

Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nation- alism . By Azar Gat with Alexander Yakobson (New York, Cambridge. University Press, 2013) 441 pp. $27.99. Gat's motivation for writing this important book was his “ deep dissatis- faction” with the portrayal of nations and nationalism in much ...


Paul A. Gilje, Free trade and sailors rights in the war of 1812

settlements, so common by the end of the Anglo-Saxon period. Although this is a book about land rights and agriculture, the roles of tribute, taxes, trade, and the supply of money also need to be brought into the reckoning somewhere, as does the changing structure of. English society after the Danish wars. These criticisms  ...


Christopher P. Magra Christopher P. Magra is Associate Professor of

Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812. By Paul A. Gilje. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 426. $29.99 cloth; $24.00 e-book.) The recent anniversary of the War of 1812 generated a host of books on this forgotten conflict. A few of those books address the war's origins, such as Troy Bickham's ...


Neutral Rights upon the Seas

these old navigation laws disappeared, and possess today mere historic interest. During the War of 1812 the American slogan was free trade and sailors' rights; free trade not meaning absence of a protective tariff, but rather freedom of the neutrals to trade upon the high seas subject only to the usual exercise of belligerent ...


Battle of New Orleans

causes of the War of. 1812. Great Britain's powerful navy enforced restrictive trade rules and forcibly removed. American citizens from ships on the high seas, compelling them to serve in the Royal. Navy, a practice known as ”impressment.” “Free Trade and Sailors' Rights” were the two causes most often cited bythe war's  ...


The Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812:

Because they are the least known of the three formations employed, this article willaddress the activities of one such federal volunteer unit. John C. Fredriksen holds an M.A. degree inAmerican history from the Uni- versity of Michigan and is the author of Free Trade and Sailor's Rights: A. Bibliography of the War of1812. —.


Review of Nicole Eustace, 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism

(New York, 2005); Jon Latimer, 1812: War with America(Cambridge, Mass., 2010 ); George Daughan,. 1812: The Navy's War(New York, 2011); Gene Allen Smith, The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the. War of 1812(Houndmills, U.K., 2013 ); Paul Gilje, Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812(Cam- bridge ...


IN MEMORIAM John C. Fredriksen, 1953-2014

Nov 24, 2015 ... John followed Free Trade and Sailor's Rights with Shield of Republic/Sword of Empire: A. Bibliography of United States Military Affairs in 1990 and War of 1812 Eyewitness Accounts: An. Annotated Bibliography, in 1997. John's bent in terms of historical study was always toward bibliography, so much so ...


Popular War of 1812 Songs

Popular War of 1812 Songs. The lyrics to popular music in 1812 often can be read as poetry. Read each of the ... you think the lyrics mean in the context of the War of 1812? Who might have sung these songs? ... The flag she waves at her mast-head – 'Free Trade and Sailors' Rights.' Lament ye sons of Britain, far distant is ...


Jim Downs. Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and

poem that became “The Star-Spangled Banner,” all de- rived from the Anglo- American conffict. But as distin- guished scholar of the American waterfront Paul A. Gilje convincingly reminds us, the most meaningful phrase to emerge from the War of 1812 was “free trade and sailors' rights.” Famously emblazoned on the mast-.


Baltimore and the War of 1812: The Formation of Our National Identity

Also, the. Americans thought the British were helping the Indians in the West to attack frontier settlements. Shortly, the Americans became so angry with the way they were being treated that the United. States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812 to protect "free trade and sailor's rights" and. American rights on land.


Lisa M. Brady. War upon the Land: Military Strategy and the

Free Trade and Sailors' Rights in the War of 1812. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2013. Pp. xii, 425. $29.99. On the roster of the West's “little wars ” (as judged by stakes, carnage, and transformative outcomes), per- haps none has left a more memorable discourse than the War of 1812. “Don't Give Up the Ship,” “We ...


The Role of Citizens in the Defense of Baltimore during the War of

Americans became so angry with the way they were being treated that the United States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812 to protect. "free trade and sailor's rights," and American rights on land. When news of the Declaration of War reached Baltimore, some shipown- ers began turning their vessels into privateers.


Cold War Culture: The Social Functions of the Cal Poly ROTC from

7 United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment III. 8 Paul A. Gilje, “'Free Trade and Sailors' Rights': The Rhetoric of the War of 1812,” Journal of the Early. Republic 30, no. 1 (2010), 9, doi:10.1353/jer.0.0130. 9 Rebecca S. Lowen, Creating the Cold War University: The Transformation of Stanford (Berkeley, Los.


The War of 1812

Adopting the slogan, “Free Trade and Sailors' Rights,” many Americans called for war against Britain. Presi- dent Thomas Jefferson, however, re- sisted war and pressed Congress to enact an embargo (ban) on all Ameri- can foreign trade. Jefferson hoped the embargo would affect the economies of Britain and France and ...


History 325: American Foreign Relations to 1914 Mondays

Meaning of the War of 1812, ed. Pietro S. Nivola and Peter J. Kastor (library e- book). • Alan Taylor, “The Late Loyalists: Northern Reflections of the Early American. Republic,” Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 2007), 1-34 (via. JSTOR). • Paul Gilje, “'Free Trade and Sailor's Rights': The Rhetoric of the War ...