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Author Mobley, Scott, author

Title Progressives in Navy blue : maritime strategy, American empire, and the transformation of U.S. naval identity, 1873-1898 / Scott Mobley
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in naval history and sea power
Contents "Close hauled, port tack, all plain sail and steam": The culture of the quarterdeck -- "The fleet of to-morrow": Progress and professionalization in the postwar Navy -- "The ocean is a great chess-board": The strategical awakening -- "The essence of intelligence work": Strategy infiltrates the Office of Naval Intelligence -- "A real navy": The war Navy -- "To organize victory in advance": the Naval War College and the culture of strategy -- "The means to the end": The Navy's culture wars, 1887-97 -- "War cannot be made by rule of thumb": Strategic acculturation and practice in the Navy, 1894-97
Summary "This study examines how intellectual and institutional developments transformed the U.S. Navy from 1873 to 1898. The agents of naval transformation embraced a progressive ideology. They viewed science, technology, and expertise as the best means to effect change in a world contorted by modernizing and globalizing trends. Two new cultures--Strategy and Mechanism--influenced the course of transformation."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Navy -- History -- 19th century
Naval War College (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
SUBJECT Naval War College (U.S.) fast
United States. Navy fast
Subject Naval strategy -- History -- 19th century
Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 19th century
National security -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Diplomatic relations
National security
Naval strategy
Progressivism (United States politics)
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- 1865-1898.
United States -- History, Naval -- 19th century
Subject United States
Genre/Form History
Naval history
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018018525
ISBN 9781682471944
Other Titles Maritime strategy, American empire, and the transformation of U.S. naval identity, 1873-1898