GOUGH, Barry M.
Title: Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America 1810-1914 : A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1971, ISBN:0774800003
Seller ID: 31900
GOUGH, Barry M. The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America 1810-1914 : A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy. Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, (1971). First Printing. Pp (6),vii- xvi,1-294,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Moore & Purcell, Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974 S263. "The influence of the Royal Navyon the development of Pacific North America was both effective and extensi ve. During the struggle for dominance in the fur trade it was the Navy thatasserted and protected British interest. When difficulties with the United States arose over the Oregon boundary, the Navy provided the show of force enabling the government to bargain from strength.. When American Manifest Destiny threatened to bring the whole of North America under the flag of the United Sates, again it was the Royal Navy that supplied the major deterrent on the Northwest Coast. The Navy policed and controlled immigration during the gold rush period of 1850 to 1868. When the Canadian government showed a strong disinclination and an economic inability to defend her coasts, the Royal Navy continued to provide the necessary protection until the outbreak of Worl War I. Yet all too frequently in histories of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, attention has been given to the impact of explorers, fur traders, settlers and railway builders with insufficient emphasis given to the importance of ships and seamen. As the major enforcement agency for British foreign and colonial policy during this period, the Royal Navy was called upon, at different times, to act as a diplomatic, police, military and peacekeeping force. The present division of western North America reflects the Navy's success in carrying out these assignments." from the dj. Contents : 1. The Contest for the Columbia Country, 1810-1818; 2. Great Britain in the Northeastern Pacific, 1818-1843; 3. The Oregon Crisis, 1844-1846; 4. The Colony of Vancouver Island, 1846-1853; 5. War with Russia in the Pacific, 1854-1856; 6. Gold Rush Crises, 1850-1868; 7. Dispute over the San Juan Islands, 1854-1872; 8 The Evolution of Esquimalt Naval Base, 1846-1869; 9. A Decade of Anglo-American Antagonism, 1861-1871; 10. The Final Phase, 1871-1914. Appendices: A. Changing Boundaries of the Pacific Station; B. Pacific Station: Ships and Complements, 1847-1867; C. Distribution of theRoyal Navy, 1861-1874, Showing Naval Estimates, Numbers of Ships and Men b y Area and Date; D. Commanders-in-Chief and Senior Naval Officers, Pacific Station 1837-1914; E.Changing Technology in British Warships, 1810-1914 F. List of British Warships on the Northwest Coast of North America or in British Columbia Waters, 1778-1908, with Date of Launch or Purchase; G. List byTypes and Classes of British Warships on the Northwest Coast of North Amer ica or in British Columbia Waters, 1778-1914, and Giving Date of Launch or Purchase; With bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. With RobertChambers-designed bookplate to front pastedown. 35.00