Within the first book-length exam of the connections among the industrial fishing in colonial the USA and the yankee Revolution, Christopher Magra locations the origins and development of this formative occasion in a much wider Atlantic context. The Fisherman's reason makes use of vast learn from documents within the usa, Canada, and the U.K. as a way to take this Atlantic procedure. Dried, salted cod represented the main profitable export in New England. The fishing attached colonial manufacturers to transatlantic markets within the Iberian Peninsula and the West Indies. Parliament's coercive legislation of this department of colonial maritime trade contributed to colonists' willingness to have interaction in a number of innovative actions. Colonists then used the ocean to forcibly face up to British authority. Fish retailers switched over transatlantic alternate routes into army offer strains, and so they remodeled fishing vessels into warships. Fishermen armed and manned the 1st American army, served within the first coast defend devices, and fought on privateers. those maritime actions helped safe American independence.

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