Six Frigates

Six Frigates

Before the ink was dry on the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the young republic. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce from the vicious depredations of the Barbary pirates, or would it drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? How large a navy would suffice? The founders -- particularly Jefferson,… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (October 03, 2006)

Duration: 7:0 hours

File size: 497 MB

Language: English


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