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The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World American Independence Was Secured From Britain On September 3, 1783 Within A Year, The American Merchant Ship Betsey Was Captured By Sallee Rovers, State Sponsored Pirates Operating Out Of The Ports Of Morocco Algerian Pirates Quickly Seized TwoAmerican Ships The Boats Were Confiscated, Their Crews Held Captive, And Ransom Demanded Of The Fledging American Governm


10 thoughts on “The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World

  1. says:

    Exactly what I wanted a concise, chronological history of the U.S wars with the Barbary states, namely the Tripolitan War and the Algerine War, with much commerce raided and tribute demanded in between The focus of the author was the U.S struggle to balance its revolutionary desires for an open Atlantic trading system with its relative insignificance and weakness at the dawn of the 19th century I would have lovedabout the Barbary states themselves aside from a bit of background on th Exactly what I wanted a concise, chronological history of the U.S wars with the Barbary states, namely the Tripolitan War and the Algerine War, with much commerce raided and tribute demanded in between The focus of the author was the U.S struggle to balance its revolutionary desires for an open Atlantic trading system with its relative insignificance and weakness at the dawn of the 19th century I would have lovedabout the Barbary states themselves aside from a bit of background on the Karamanli dynasty in Tripoli to set the scene on Eaton s march on Derna, there is very little here to learn about the so called pirate states themselves The glimpses of the lives of the U.S captives, some later turned consuls of the United States, were fascinating and left me seekingDespite these gaps, this was an informative introduction into this very early chapter in U.S diplomacy and warfare


  2. says:

    A solid account of the long simmering conflict between the newly independent American states not yet United at the outset and the Barbary states of North Africa The author provides clear context for events, and brought up several points I was previously unaware of, such as that the treaty with France during the Revolution protected American shipping in the Mediterranean However, the narrative was a little circuitous at times repeated mention of the Betsy left me briefly confused as to wheth A solid account of the long simmering conflict between the newly independent American states not yet United at the outset and the Barbary states of North Africa The author provides clear context for events, and brought up several points I was previously unaware of, such as that the treaty with France during the Revolution protected American shipping in the Mediterranean However, the narrative was a little circuitous at times repeated mention of the Betsy left me briefly confused as to whether it had been captured multiple times, and this curious looping was also repeated with the construction and launch of the Constellation, United States, and Constitution


  3. says:

    Great read, especially in light of our current conflict with Libya I had only encountered the Barbary Wars as a sidenote in other historical texts, so it was good to get the whole story from beginning to end like this Lambert does an excellent job of conveying the facts and placing the conflict in context of the other major events of early US history the Constitution, War of 1812, etc


  4. says:

    A definitive concise history of the thirty year conflict that plagued the early nation s trade This book should be in anyone s bookshelf who is interested in American history


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book An interesting and very important part of American history that is never taught.


  6. says:

    Very quick book on the history of the Barbary Wars Interestingly, the author isof a religious historian than a military historian With that background, there wasdiscussion of the Barbary States, but not as much as I had hoped He gives a quick history of the states and their interactions with European powers, but I had hoped forThe military history sections seemed rushed It wasthe Reader s Digest version of the war Definitely potential, but not pulled off You could Very quick book on the history of the Barbary Wars Interestingly, the author isof a religious historian than a military historian With that background, there wasdiscussion of the Barbary States, but not as much as I had hoped He gives a quick history of the states and their interactions with European powers, but I had hoped forThe military history sections seemed rushed It wasthe Reader s Digest version of the war Definitely potential, but not pulled off You could just as easily make the argument that the War of 1812 was as important or evenso


  7. says:

    Detailed political and military history of specific dealings of the young American nation with foreign pirates and diplomacy, which led to establishing of American Navy and the USA as a strong foreign power.


  8. says:

    A solid accounting of America s struggle to deal with the Barbary Coast states around the turn of the 19th century, but it focuses almost entirely on this admittedly minor conflict while not spending a ton of time on broader context, feeling a bit stretched as a result Everything that s here is perfectly informative, and some color is brought to a distant time in the nation s history, but it did feel like it could have beenilluminating.


  9. says:

    It was informative and interesting, but stalled in a few places I particularly liked the parts that described the adventurous feats of heroism by Americans fighting against the pirates, but those parts didn t last very long.


  10. says:

    A workmanlike narrative, but it tends to be superficial and occasionally one dimensional Nor am I convinced that anything is truly concluded there s a short rah rah we won closing that historically, stops dead in 1815 A bitafterward would be welcomed.