Monthly Archives: November 2018

Vol. 14, Issue 2: About the Authors

Kenneth C. Wenzer The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton Kenneth C. Wenzer is an independent historian who lives in Takoma Park, MD. Douglas Peifer Presidential Crisis Decision Making following the Sinking … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and the Conquest of the Pacific by Lt. Cmdr. Charles H. Stockton

Contents: Introduction The Historical Context Stockton and Mahan Afterthoughts Kenneth C. Wenzer Independent Historian Introduction In 1513 Vasco Núñez de Balboa claimed the entire Pacific and all the shores washed by its waters for the Spanish Empire. Three hundred and … Continue reading

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Presidential Crisis Decision Making Following the Sinking of the Panay

Contents: The Setting The Domestic Context Presidential Crisis Decision Making Douglas Peifer US Air War College Setting Last December marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the US gunboat Panay by Japanese aircraft, an incident that predated the Japanese … Continue reading

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Sailing Away From the Turbulent Waters of Vietnam: The Overflowing Waves of Boat People

Vy Nguyen National History Day (Return to September 2018 Table of Contents)

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Old Salts in the New Steel Navy

Roy T. Greim Swarthmore College The photograph “The Old Navy,” also known as “The Old Salts of the Square Rigger Navy,” taken on board the USS Mohican in 1888, is one of the most iconic images of America’s “Old Navy” … Continue reading

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The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay: How Regulatory Compromise Created Conflict

Contents: Introduction The Booming Oyster Industry Problems in the Emerging Oyster Industry Regulation  of the Oyster Industry and the Violence that Ensued The Unsuccessful Oyster Police The End of the Oyster Wars The Tragedy  of the Commons Conclusion Appendices Zoe … Continue reading

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Inside the Archives: U.S. Naval History at the Smithsonian Institution

Contents: Sailing and Science A Cruise with a President The Atomic Era U.S. Navy Navigation To learn more Lesley Parilla Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries A researcher might not think to look for materials relating to the U.S. … Continue reading

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