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NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 4


Impressment and Relations with Great Britain

Documents

Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying Sundry Papers Relative to the Impressment of American Seamen, from on Board Public Armed Vessels of the United States, by Vessels of War Belonging to the King of Great-Britain. . . . 8 January 1799. Philadelphia: J. Gales, 1799. 8 pp.

Phillips, Isaac. An Impartial Examination of the Case of Captain Isaac Phillips, Late of the Navy, and Commander of the United States Sloop of War Baltimore and Compiled from Original Documents and Records, with the Proceedings upon His Application to be Restored to His Rank in the United States Navy. Baltimore: Benjamin Edes, 1825. 119 pp.

Secondary Literature

Campbell, John F. "The Havana Incident." American Neptune 22 (October 1962): 264-76.

British impressment of fifty-five sailors from USS Baltimore on 16 November 1798.

Jackson, Scott Thomas. "Impressment and Anglo-American Discord, 1787-1818." Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1976. 507 pp.

Palmer, Michael A. "Anglo-American Naval Cooperation, 1798- 1801." Naval History 4 (Summer 1990): 14-20.

-----. "The Dismission of Capt. Isaac Phillips." American Neptune 45 (Spring 1985): 94-103.

The captain of the USS Baltimore in 1798 who permitted his vessel to be boarded by a Royal Navy officer and fifty-five sailors to be pressed.

Perkins, Bradford. The First Rapprochement: England and the United States, 1795-1805. 1955. Reprint. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967. 257 pp.

Teignmouth, Henry N. S. "British Protection of American Shipping in the Mediterranean, 1784-1810." United Service Magazine n.s. 60, (December 1919): 169-78.

Zimmerman, James F. Impressment of American Seamen. 1925. Reprint. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1966. 279 pp.