Barry Gough's Britannia's Navy on the West Coast of North America 1812 – PDF

By Barry Gough

ISBN-10: 1473881366

ISBN-13: 9781473881365

The impact of the Royal military at the improvement of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest was once either broad and potent. but all too often, its impression has been neglected by means of historians, who in its place concentrate on the impact of explorers, fur investors, settlers, and railway developers. during this completely revised and multiplied version of his vintage 1972 paintings, naval historian Barry Gough examines the competition for the Columbia kingdom through the conflict of 1812, the 1844 British reaction to the competitive American schedule of President Polks occur future and cries of Fifty-four 40 or struggle, the gold-rush invasion of 30,000 outsiders, and the jurisdictional dispute within the San Juan Islands that spawned the so-called Pig warfare. the writer additionally appears to be like on the Esquimalt-based fleet within the decade prior to British Columbia joined Canada and the Navys dating with coastal indigenous peoples over the 5 a long time that preceded the nice War.

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