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The Resource By wind and iron : naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815, Michael G. Laramie

By wind and iron : naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815, Michael G. Laramie

Label
By wind and iron : naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815
Title
By wind and iron
Title remainder
naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Laramie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For more than 150 years, the natural invasion route along the waterways of the Champlain and Richelieu valleys into northeastern North America was among the most fiercely contested in the history of the continent. Whether the French and their Indian allies attacking British forts and settlements during the Seven Years' War, the American Continentals striking north into Canada during the American Revolution, or the British and Americans battling in these waters during the War of 1812 it was clear to policy makers in Quebec, London, Paris, Philadelphia, and Washington that whoever controlled this corridor and its lakes and rivers, controlled the heart of the continent. In [this book], Michael G. Laramie details the maritime history of this region from the first French fortifications along the Richelieu River in the late seventeenth century through the tremendous American victory over the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain in 1814. Using period letters, journals, and other primary source materials, the author examines the northeastern waterways and their tributaries within the framework of the soldiers and sailors who faced the perils of the campaigns, while at the same time clarifying the key role played by this region in the greater struggle for North America and American independence. In support of the narrative, the book also contains appendices that include after action reports from various fleet commanders, tables of fleet strengths, additional battle maps, a glossary, and a dictionary of lake warships with notes on vessel types, typical armament, construction, deployment, and fates. -- Inside jacket flaps
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
359.00974
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E182
LC item number
.L37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
By wind and iron : naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815, Michael G. Laramie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Champlain Waterway -- The First Fleets -- The Destruction of the French Lake Champlain Fleet -- Valcour Island -- The Masters of the Lake -- The Battle of Cumberland Bay -- A New Lake
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9781594161988
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885008624
  • UtOrBLW
Label
By wind and iron : naval campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815, Michael G. Laramie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Champlain Waterway -- The First Fleets -- The Destruction of the French Lake Champlain Fleet -- Valcour Island -- The Masters of the Lake -- The Battle of Cumberland Bay -- A New Lake
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9781594161988
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885008624
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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