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In 1812, the United States declared war against Britain for, among other reasons, impressments of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy.
115, 134 (1851) (describing, in dicta, military impressment of property in "emergency" situations in the absence of "civil authority").
The focus of the article is on Chinese military practices related to this campaign, including military leadership and organization, the impressment and treatment of soldiers, and even what appears to be an ingenious method of identifying soldiers by linking each one to a yangren-a soldier who resembled the other and so could be used for purposes of identification.
anger at impressment of sailors and British trade restrictions as the main causes of the war.
ONE of the most disturbing scenes in the Henriad is Falstaff's unabashedly cynical use of his power of military impressment.
Stagg writes at some length about the impressment of sailors and the restrictions on trade but does not examine in any detail the situation that Britain was in at the time.
But just as the emphasis on the British practice of impressment and the Redcoats' illegal outposts on U.
The United States declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honour after humiliations on the high seas, and possible American desire to annex Canada.
The end of impressment was the beginning of free trade and conversion to a more liberal political economy that altered the standards connecting national identity, citizenship and labour at sea.
America traded with both England and France, these factors combining to prompt a British blockade of US ports and impressment of seamen from American vessels.
36) Adams made notes of his conversation with Russell about the Trent problem, and recorded that the foreign secretary admitted, referring to impressment, that "there were many things said and done by them [the British] fifty or sixty years ago, which he might not undertake to enter into a defense of now.