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The Resource Congress buys a Navy : politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921, Paul E. Pedisich

Congress buys a Navy : politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921, Paul E. Pedisich

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Congress buys a Navy : politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921
Title
Congress buys a Navy
Title remainder
politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921
Statement of responsibility
Paul E. Pedisich
Title variation
Politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921
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Language
eng
Summary
Congress Buys a Navy offers a new look at the nexus of American politics, economics, and the funding and creation of what is thought of as the "modern" U.S. Navy. Filling in significant gaps in prior economic histories of the era, Paul Pedisich analyzes the roles nine presidencies and cabinets, sixteen Navy secretaries, and countless U.S. congressmen have played in shaping and funding our maritime forces. In the years following the American Civil War, the peacetime Navy deteriorated considerably. By 1881 the legislature earmarked virtually all of its naval appropriations to expensive repair work to maintain decrepit wooden and iron ships. Congress reversed that direction at the end of its final session in March 1883 and began building a new Navy by approving the construction of a few modern steam-driven steel warships. Initially, events in the Caribbean and South America, along with U.S. business interests in international trade, provided a stimulus for increased naval expenditures for ships and shore facilities. Thanks to the legislative actions of the twenty congresses that met from 1881 to 1921, the Navy was transformed from a perceived embarrassment to the United States to one of the best fighting forces in the world. Although Navy officers prepared extensive annual recommendations for fleet composition and increases, they were not principal decision makers. Pedisich's narrative begins with President James Garfield's appointment of William Hunt as Secretary of the Navy and the formation of the Forty-seventh Congress in March 1881, and continues on to the reduction of naval forces by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. While the main acts in U.S. political history often privilege the actions of the president and his cabinet, Pedisich brings to light the individual rationales, voting blocs, agendas, and political intrigue that drove this process of making a modern Navy. -- Inside jacket flaps
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Pedisich, Paul, E
Dewey number
359.00973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
VA58
LC item number
.P43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding
  • Sea-power
  • Sea-power
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Congress buys a Navy : politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921, Paul E. Pedisich
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The first hundred years -- A beginning: 1881-1882 -- Politics versus progress: 1882-1883 -- Incubation: 1883-1885 -- Some movement: 1885-1889 -- A turning point: 1889-1893 -- Reasonable progress: 1893-1897 -- War and imperialism: 1897-1899 -- Reorganization and growth: 1899-1901 -- An offensive Navy: 1902-1905 -- Power projected: 1905-1909 -- Steady as she goes: 1909-1913 -- Neutrality: 1913-1915 -- Second to none: 1915-1921
Control code
ocn945951208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781682470770
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016021662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026505649
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945951208
Label
Congress buys a Navy : politics, economics, and the rise of American naval power, 1881-1921, Paul E. Pedisich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first hundred years -- A beginning: 1881-1882 -- Politics versus progress: 1882-1883 -- Incubation: 1883-1885 -- Some movement: 1885-1889 -- A turning point: 1889-1893 -- Reasonable progress: 1893-1897 -- War and imperialism: 1897-1899 -- Reorganization and growth: 1899-1901 -- An offensive Navy: 1902-1905 -- Power projected: 1905-1909 -- Steady as she goes: 1909-1913 -- Neutrality: 1913-1915 -- Second to none: 1915-1921
Control code
ocn945951208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781682470770
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016021662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026505649
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945951208

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