British Impressment of Colonial American Sailors

Denver Brunsman talked about his book, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic, in which he… read more

Denver Brunsman talked about his book, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic, in which he details why this type of forced labor was necessary for the British Navy, how it was so successful, and how impressment affected the American Revolution and War of 1812. He spoke at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. close

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British Impressment of Colonial American Sailors

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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Newport News, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 2013

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  • Jul 21, 2013 | 9:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 21, 2013 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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