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Emergence of a Modern Navy, 1866-1916

Ammen, Daniel. The Old Navy and the New. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1891. 553 pp.

Bailey, Thomas A. Theodore Roosevelt and the Japanese-American Crisis: An Account of the International Complications Arising From the Race Problem on the Pacific Coast. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1934. 353 pp. (Reprinted 1964 by Peter Smith).

Braisted, William R. "The Navy in the Early Twentieth Century, 1890-1941." In A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History, edited by Robin Higham, 344-377. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1975.

Bibliographical essay. Continued in Supplement I to the Guide published by Archon in 1981 (88-97), and in Supplement II to the Guide published by Archon in 1986 (124-136).

-----. The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1897-1909. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1958. 282 pp.

-----. The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1971. 741 pp.

Buhl, Lance C. "Maintaining `An American Navy,' 1865-1889." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 2d ed., 145-173. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Clinard, Outten J. Japan's Influence on American Naval Power, 1897-1917. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1947. 235 pp.

Cooling, Benjamin F. Gray Steel and Blue Water Navy: The Formative Years of America's Military-Industrial Complex, 1881-1917. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1979. 286 pp.

Cummings, Damon E. Admiral Richard Wainwright and the United States Fleet. Washington: GPO, 1962. 266 pp.

Eberle, Edward W. "The Navy's Cooperation in the Zapote River Campaign." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 26 (March 1900): 105-115.

Support of Army operations in the Philippines, 1899.

Hagan, Kenneth J. American Gunboat Diplomacy and the Old Navy, 1877-1889. Contributions in Military History Series, No. 4. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1973. 262 pp.

Hattendorf, John C. "Technology and Strategy: A Study in the Professional Thought of the U.S. Navy, 1900-1916." Naval War College Review 24 (November 1971): 25-48.

Herrick, Walter R. The American Naval Revolution. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1967. 274 pp.

Focuses on the period 1889-1898.

Johnson, Robert E. Thence Round Cape Horn: The Story of United States Naval Forces on Pacific Station, 1818-1923. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1963. 276 pp.

Karsten, Peter. The Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of Annapolis and the Emergence of Modern American Navalism. New York: Free Press, 1972. 462 pp.

Livermore, Seward W. "The American Navy as a Factor in World Politics, 1903-1913." American Historical Review 63 (July 1958): 863-879.

-----. "Theodore Roosevelt, the American Navy, and the Venezuelan Crisis of 1902-1903." American Historical Review 51 (April 1946): 452-471.

Long, John D. The New American Navy. New York: Outlook, 1903. 2 vols.

-----. Papers of John Davis Long, 1897-1904. Edited by Gardner W. Allen. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1939. 464 pp.

Long served as Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1902.

Mahan, Alfred T. Letters and Papers of Alfred Thayer Mahan. Edited by Robert Seager II and Doris D. Maguire. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1975. 3 vols.

Vol. 1, 1847-1889; Vol. 2, 1890-1901; Vol. 3, 1902-1914.

Matthews, Franklin. Back to Hampton Roads: Cruise of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet From San Francisco to Hampton Roads, July 7, 1908-February 22, 1909. New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1909. 292 pp.

-----. With the Battle Fleet: Cruise of the Sixteen Battleships of the United States Atlantic Fleet From Hampton Roads to the Golden Gate, December 1907-May 1908. New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1908. 321 pp.

O'Gara, Gordon C. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of the Modern Navy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1943. 138 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Greenwood).

Quirk, Robert E. An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz. Published for the Mississippi Valley Historical Assn. by Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1962. 184 pp.

Reckner, James R. Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. 221 pp.

Sawyer, Frederick L. Sons of Gunboats. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1946. 153 pp.

Gunboat duty in the Philippines and China after Spanish-American War.

Seager, Robert. "Ten Years Before Mahan: The Unofficial Case for the New Navy, 1880-1890." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 40 (1953): 491-512.

Spector, Ronald. "The Triumph of Professional Ideology: The U.S. Navy in the 1890s." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 174- 185. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Still, William N. American Sea Power in the Old World: The United States Navy in European and Near Eastern Waters, 1865-1917. Contributions in Military History Series, No. 24. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1980. 291 pp.

-----. "The U.S. Navy and the Near Eastern Crisis, 1893-1897." In Changing Interpretations and New Sources in Naval History: Papers From the Third United States Naval Academy History Symposium, edited by Robert W. Love, Jr. and others, 270-277. New York: Garland Pub., 1980.

Sweetman, Jack. The Landing at Veracruz, 1914: The First Complete Chronicle of a Strange Encounter in April, 1914, When the United States Navy Captured and Occupied the City of Veracruz, Mexico. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1968. 221 pp.

Taussig, Joseph K. "Experiences During the Boxer Rebellion." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 53 (April 1927): 403-420.

Turk, Richard W. The Ambiguous Relationship: Theodore Roosevelt and Alfred Thayer Mahan. New York: Greenwood, 1987. 183 pp.

----. "Defending the New Empire, 1900-1914." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 186-204. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

U.S. Congress. House. Bombardment of the Taku Forts in China. 57th Cong., 1st sess., House Doc. No. 645. Washington: GPO, 1902. 32 pp. 

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