The Gun the Ship and the Pen Warfare Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World

The Gun  the Ship  and the Pen  Warfare  Constitutions  and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Linda Colley
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781631498350
Available:
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vivid and magisterial, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen reconfigures the rise of a modern world through the advent and spread of written constitutions. A work of extraordinary range and striking originality, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen traces the global history of written constitutions from the 1750s to the twentieth century, modifying accepted narratives and uncovering the close connections between the making of constitutions and the making of war. In the process, Linda Colley both reappraises famous constitutions and recovers those that have been marginalized but were central to the rise of a modern world. She brings to the fore neglected sites, such as Corsica, with its pioneering constitution of 1755, and tiny Pitcairn Island in the Pacific, the first place on the globe permanently to enfranchise women. She highlights the role of unexpected players, such as Catherine the Great of Russia, who was experimenting with constitutional techniques with her enlightened Nakaz decades before the Founding Fathers framed the American constitution. Written constitutions are usually examined in relation to individual states, but Colley focuses on how they crossed boundaries, spreading into six continents by 1918 and aiding the rise of empires as well as nations. She also illumines their place not simply in law and politics but also in wider cultural histories, and their intimate connections with print, literary creativity, and the rise of the novel. Colley shows how—while advancing epic revolutions and enfranchising white males—constitutions frequently served over the long nineteenth century to marginalize indigenous people, exclude women and people of color, and expropriate land. Simultaneously, though, she investigates how these devices were adapted by peoples and activists outside the West seeking to resist European and American power. She describes how Tunisia generated the first modern Islamic constitution in 1861, quickly suppressed, but an influence still on the Arab Spring; how Africanus Horton of Sierra Leone—inspired by the American Civil War—devised plans for self-governing nations in West Africa; and how Japan’s Meiji constitution of 1889 came to compete with Western constitutionalism as a model for Indian, Chinese, and Ottoman nationalists and reformers. Vividly written and handsomely illustrated, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen is an absorbing work that—with its pageant of formative wars, powerful leaders, visionary lawmakers and committed rebels—retells the story of constitutional government and the evolution of ideas of what it means to be modern.

Gun Ship

Gun Ship
Author: Mark Wayne McGinnis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1733514392
Available:
Release: 2020-02-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Gun the Ship and the Pen

The Gun  the Ship  and the Pen
Author: Linda Colley
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1846684978
Available:
Release: 2021-03-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

En la sobrecubierta: "[This book] traces the global history of written constitutions from the 1750s to the twentieth century, modifying accepted narratives and uncovering the close connections between constitutions and war."

The 100 gun Ship Victory

The 100 gun Ship  Victory
Author: John McKay
Pages: 119
ISBN: UOM:39015049976163
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Naval Inst Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forever associated with Nelson's last battle at Trafalgar, Victory is one of the most famous ships of all time. An example of the ultimate sailing warship--the three-decker First Rate--Victory was the most popular and successful 100-gun ship of the period, the flagship of half a dozen famous admirals. First published in 1987 in the Anatomy of the Ship series and now updated, this volume provides the most detailed description and illustrations of the Victory available anywhere. A pictorial section contains numerous clear photographs emphasizing close-up and on-board views of ship equipment and spaces. Three hundred perspective and three-view drawings, with fully descriptive keys, illustrate every detail of the ship, including hull construction, masts and yards, armament, rigging, decoration and fittings. These accurate and totally comprehensive drawings offer ship buffs, historians, and model makers a full view of the ship and her position in the development of the First Rate.

The Seventy Four Gun Ship

The Seventy Four Gun Ship
Author: Jean Boudriot
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0870216155
Available:
Release: 1989-03
Editor: Naval Inst Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the final and most extensive volume of a celebrated four- volume French study on the ship that formed the backbone of all the world's great navies in the eighteenth century. The magnificently illustrated, large-format book (9.5x12.5" presents detailed information on the manning and shiphandling of the French 74 of 1780. Some of the fascinating aspects covered are the officers and crew, life on board, naval evolutions and operations, and navigation. It is unarguably the most authoritative work ever published on the subject. Like its predecessors, Volume IV contains numerous illustrations and line drawings of superior quality. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Frank on a Gun Boat

Frank on a Gun Boat
Author: Harry Castlemon
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9781775562412
Available:
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During the American Civil War, many teenage boys braved the battlefield in service to their country. That's exactly what the spirited young protagonist at the center of Frank on a Gun-Boat decides to do when his cousin Archie asks him to join up. Though barely old enough to fend for themselves, the duo sets off to join the naval forces that have gathered to fend off the rebels. Will they survive the conflict and make it to manhood? Read Frank on a Gun-Boat to find out.

The Ship builder s Assistant Or

The Ship builder s Assistant  Or
Author: William Sutherland
Pages: 156
ISBN: BL:A0021791109
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Release: 1766
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1893 by Edgar Stanton Maclay A M with Technical Revision by Lieutenant Roy C Smith

A History of the United States Navy  from 1775 to 1893  by Edgar Stanton Maclay  A M   with Technical Revision by Lieutenant Roy C  Smith
Author: Edgar Stanton Maclay
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433009305511
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Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Records of the Cape Colony

Records of the Cape Colony
Author: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:L0060608916
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The 50 Gun Ship

The 50 Gun Ship
Author: Rif Winfield
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1845600096
Available:
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the latest research in original sources, this is an in-depth text covering the complete history of the 50-gun ship. Numerous tables of technical data covering dimensions, construction, armament and details are included.

United States Navy

United States Navy
Author: United States. Navy Dept
Pages: 507
ISBN: UIUC:30112068988549
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Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812
Author: Bud Hannings
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9780786463855
Available:
Release: 2012-09-03
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although the American Revolution ended in 1783, tensions between the United States and Britain over disruptions to American trade, the impressment of American merchant sailors by British ships, and British support of Native American resistance to American expansion erupted in another military conflict nearly three decades later. Scarcely remembered in England today, the War of 1812 stood as a veritable "second war of independence" to the victorious Americans and ushered in an extended period of peaceful relations and trade between the United States and Britain. This major reference work offers a comprehensive day-by-day chronology of the War of 1812, including its slow build-up and aftermath, and provides detailed biographies of the generals who made their marks.

British Motor Gun Boat 1939 45

British Motor Gun Boat 1939   45
Author: Angus Konstam
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781849080781
Available:
Release: 2013-03-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Motor Gun Boats were the "Spitfires of the Seas†? of the Royal Navy. Bristling with small-calibre guns and machine guns, they served in a variety of roles during the War. In the early war period they battled against German E-boats in the English Channel, then went on the offensive, searching the enemy shore for targets of opportunity. At other times, they ran support for Motor Torpedo Boats and were used to deliver commandos on various raids. Naval Warfare expert, Angus Konstam, tells the story of these small, but destructive boats, beginning with their design and development and carrying through to their operational use in both the European and Mediterranean theatres of World War II.

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3983333
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Elementary and practical principles of the Construction of Ships for ocean and river service With an appendix of further investigations etc

Elementary and practical principles of the Construction of Ships for ocean and river service     With an appendix of further investigations  etc
Author: Haken Adelsteen SOMMERFELDT
Pages: 12
ISBN: IBNF:CF005802999
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Release: 1861
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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United States Navy

United States Navy
Author: United States. Navy Department
Pages: 499
ISBN: SRLF:A0007034168
Available:
Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The British Code List for 1889 for the Use of Ships at Sea and for Signal Stations

The British Code List for 1889  for the Use of Ships at Sea  and for Signal Stations
Author: J. Clark Hall
Pages: 96
ISBN: BSB:BSB11539087
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Political Writings of Thomas Paine

The Political Writings of Thomas Paine
Author: Thomas Paine
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN63S6
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Release: 1839
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Paine s Complete Works

Paine s Complete Works
Author: Thomas Paine
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924092594989
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Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Department of Defense Appropriations for 1972

Department of Defense Appropriations for 1972
Author: United States. Congress. House Appropriations
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119541659
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Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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