Monday, November 19, 2012

Carrying Trade Competition Pre-War

Since the peace of 1783, the British and the Americans had divided between them the carrying trade of the world. They met in every harbour and in every harbour came to blows.

Marblehead Harbor

The words Yankee and Britisher with a sanguinary expletive were constant terms of mutual reproach, and the popular voices of New York and Liverpool swelled the chorus with accompaniments not always the most soothing; the feeling between the people was very bad. [Source]

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