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Poseidon’s Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution / Christopher Magra
Review Date:15 Jun 2017
Christopher Magra believes that impressment played a vital role in the origins of the American Revolution. Sailors not only were the shock troops of the resistance movement in popular disturbances in the 1760s and 1770s.
Review Date:11 May 2017
The social history of the navy is a rapidly developing field and there is a recent trend for studies which seek to uncover the complex and varied personal experiences of officers and sailors, as well as to trace broader trends in cultural representation.