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Dr. Christopher P. Magra Publishes New Book on the American Revolution

Dr. Christopher P. Magra has recently published a new book through Cambridge University Press titled: Poseidon’s Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution.

 Here is a short blurb about the book: As Chris Magra’s book shows, the American Revolution was deeply moored in maritime matters.  Dramatic events on and around the Atlantic Ocean shaped the contours of this formative event.  The British navy forcibly appropriated ships and manpower for military purposes along the West Coast of Africa, off Caribbean shores, within sight of European ports, and up and down the eastern seaboard of North America.  British naval impressment supported the rise of Great Britain’s seaborne empire, then it contributed to its decline.  Americans came to believe that the costs of naval protection exceeded the benefits.

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