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If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—From the Revolution to the War of 1812 , and: Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer (review)

If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—From the Revolution to the War of 1812 , and:... JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2011) century New Hampshire and early nineteenth-century federal commerce law, respectively. Both studies are workmanlike and accessible. Hamburger's work stands above them as a volume that is truly path-breaking, exhaustive, and meticulous. Ja ck Fr uch tma n, Jr . is professor of political science and director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University in Maryland. He is the author of six books, most recently The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine (Baltimore, 2009) and The Supreme Court: Rulings on American Government and Society (Baltimore, 2006). If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--From the Revolution to the War of 1812. By George C. Daughan. (New York: Basic Books, 2008. Pp. 521. Cloth, $30.00.) Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer. By Sheldon S. Cohen. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. Pp. 232. Cloth, $69.95.) Reviewed by David Head The military history of the American Revolution has been largely landbased, and for good reason: The Continental Navy underperformed its potential, despite the sacrifices and heroism of individuals. In their very different works, George C. Daughan and Sheldon S. Cohen seek a fresh appraisal of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy—From the Revolution to the War of 1812 , and: Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 31 (2) – Apr 21, 2011

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2011) century New Hampshire and early nineteenth-century federal commerce law, respectively. Both studies are workmanlike and accessible. Hamburger's work stands above them as a volume that is truly path-breaking, exhaustive, and meticulous. Ja ck Fr uch tma n, Jr . is professor of political science and director of the Program in Law and American Civilization at Towson University in Maryland. He is the author of six books, most recently The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine (Baltimore, 2009) and The Supreme Court: Rulings on American Government and Society (Baltimore, 2006). If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--From the Revolution to the War of 1812. By George C. Daughan. (New York: Basic Books, 2008. Pp. 521. Cloth, $30.00.) Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer. By Sheldon S. Cohen. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. Pp. 232. Cloth, $69.95.) Reviewed by David Head The military history of the American Revolution has been largely landbased, and for good reason: The Continental Navy underperformed its potential, despite the sacrifices and heroism of individuals. In their very different works, George C. Daughan and Sheldon S. Cohen seek a fresh appraisal of the

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Apr 21, 2011

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