TITLE

FIRST BARBARY WAR, 1801-05

PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers an account of the First Barbary War in 1801-1805. It traces the roots of the maritime conflict in the 1600s as the four Ottoman-ruled Barbary states Tripolitania, Tunis, Algiers and Morocco resorted to piracy and extortion for safe passage of European ships at the Meditarrenean center of the global shipping trade. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson refused payments and sent a squadron of ships to the region in 1801, finally getting the upper hand over the Barbary Coast in 1805.
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65218545

 

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