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Author McConaghy, Lorraine

Title Warship under sail : the USS Decatur in the Pacific West / Lorraine McConaghy
Published Seattle : Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest : in association with University of Washington Press, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 381 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in Western history and biography ; 15th bk
Emil and Kathleen Sick lecture-book series in western history and biography ; 15
Contents Young America on the Pacific : "The sailor of manifest destiny views" -- The Decatur in the old Navy : "To command our own seas and coasts" -- Boston : getting under way -- Episode 1: Through the Strait of Magellan : "Off to Californio!" -- Episode 2: Seattle : "Down came the Indians, like so many demons" -- San Francisco : "This reckless life" -- Episode 3: Nicaragua : "Seeing the elephant" -- Episode 4: Panama : "All the subtle demonisms of life and thought" -- The Civil War and beyond
Summary A social history of the nineteenth-century sloop of war "Decatur," that illuminates American expansionism in the antebellum Pacific Northwest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Navy -- History -- 19th century
Decatur (Sloop of war)
United States. Navy.
Decatur (Sloop of war)
Seafaring life -- Northwest, Pacific -- History -- 19th century
Seafaring life -- Pacific Area -- History -- 19th century
Seafaring life -- Pacific Coast (Latin America) -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY / Military / Naval
Seafaring life.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Marine & Naval
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
Territorial expansion.
Northwest, Pacific -- History, Naval -- 19th century
Pacific Area -- History, Naval -- 19th century
Pacific Coast (Latin America) -- History, Naval -- 19th century
United States -- Territorial expansion
Latin America -- Pacific Coast.
Pacific Area.
Pacific Northwest.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Naval history.
Form Electronic book
Author Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
ISBN 0295800437 (electronic bk.)
9780295800431 (electronic bk.)