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The Salt Water Civil War: Thalassological Approaches, Ocean-Centered Opportunities

The Salt Water Civil War: Thalassological Approaches, Ocean-Centered Opportunities revi ew essay The Salt Water Civil War Thalassological Approaches, Ocean-Centered Opportunities robert e. bon n er Beginning with this journal’s 2011 inaugural issue, its contributors and readers have witnessed the conceptual power of oceanic place-names. “Atlantic,” “Caribbean,” and “Pacific rim” perspectives have been promi - nently featured, and each has significantly enhanced our understanding of the North American 1860s. This watery nomenclature has involved both more and less than it implies. As an exercise in innovative metageogra- phy, the “worlds” of oceans and seas have reconfigured vast networks of interaction and influence that earlier histories often separated by national, continental, or hemispheric boundaries. Yet, both in this journal and across the field of Civil War studies more generally, the terminology has mainly applied to terrestrial locales situated on the dry (or semidry) edges of dynamic maritime zones. While we have gained much in looking out from ports and coastlines upon and across the high seas, there are a series of Civil War–era mari time conflicts, controversies, and programs that need to be viewed from ter. This the decks of ocean-borne ships surrounded by nothing but wa essay’s chief concern—to explore how and with what effect the Confederate rebellion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Salt Water Civil War: Thalassological Approaches, Ocean-Centered Opportunities

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 6 (2) – Jun 2, 2016

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revi ew essay The Salt Water Civil War Thalassological Approaches, Ocean-Centered Opportunities robert e. bon n er Beginning with this journal’s 2011 inaugural issue, its contributors and readers have witnessed the conceptual power of oceanic place-names. “Atlantic,” “Caribbean,” and “Pacific rim” perspectives have been promi - nently featured, and each has significantly enhanced our understanding of the North American 1860s. This watery nomenclature has involved both more and less than it implies. As an exercise in innovative metageogra- phy, the “worlds” of oceans and seas have reconfigured vast networks of interaction and influence that earlier histories often separated by national, continental, or hemispheric boundaries. Yet, both in this journal and across the field of Civil War studies more generally, the terminology has mainly applied to terrestrial locales situated on the dry (or semidry) edges of dynamic maritime zones. While we have gained much in looking out from ports and coastlines upon and across the high seas, there are a series of Civil War–era mari time conflicts, controversies, and programs that need to be viewed from ter. This the decks of ocean-borne ships surrounded by nothing but wa essay’s chief concern—to explore how and with what effect the Confederate rebellion

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 2, 2016

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