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Press Gang

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The press gang, and its forcible recruitment of sailors to man the Royal Navy in times of war, acquired notoriety for depriving men of their liberty and carrying them away to a harsh life at sea, sometimes for years at a time. Nicholas Rogers explains exactly how the press gang worked, whom it was aimed at and how successful it was in achieving its ends. He also shows the limits to its operations and the press gang's need for cooperation from local authorities, who were by no means prepared to support it.
Written by an expert in the social history of eighteenth-century Britain, it is both well-researched and highly readable.

About the Author: Nicholas Rogers is a leading expert on the social history of eighteenth-century Britain. He is Professor of History at York University, Toronto and currently Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, California.. His many books include Whigs and Cities: Popular Politics in the Age of Walpole and Pitt and Crowds, Culture and Politics in Georgian Britain, for which he won the Wallace K. Ferguson prize.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781852855680
  • Publisher: Continnuum-3pl
  • Publisher Imprint: Continnuum-3pl
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Weight: 439 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1852855681
  • Publisher Date: 01 Nov 2008
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 184
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Naval Impressment and Its Opponents in Georgian Britain
  • Width: 160 mm

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