A number of major blockades, including the Continental System in the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war, are examined in this book. The impact of technology and organizational changes on the nature of blockades and their effectiveness as military measures are discussed. Legal, economic, and political questions are explored to understand the various constraints upon belligerent behavior. The analysis draw upon the extensive amount of quantitative material available from military publications.
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Author Biography - Lance E. Davis
Lance E. Davis is Mary Stillman Harkness Professor of Social Science at the California Institute of Technology. He is author or editor of many books, including Institutional Change and American Economic Growth (1971, with Douglass North), Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: The Political Economy of British Imperialism (1986, with Robert Huttenback, revised and abridged edition, 1988), International Capital Markets and American Economic Growth, 1820-1914 (1994, with Robert Cull), and Evolving Financial Markets and International Capital Flows: Britain, the Americas, and Australia, 1870-1914 (200, with Robert Gallman), all published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Davis has also contributed chapters to the Cambridge Economic History of the United States. Stanley L. Engerman is Professor of Economics and of History at the University of Rochester. He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Economic History of the United States and of Finance, Intermediaries, and Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, 1993).