In Defense of Neutral Rights

The United States Navy and the Wars of Independence in Chile and Peru

By Edward Baxter Billingsley

In Defense of Neutral Rights

276 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7300-7
    Published: June 2012

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This study of the Navy's activities during the final years of independence in Chile and Peru makes an important contribution to South American history. It concentrates on the naval commanders who manned the Pacific Station from 1814 to 1825 and the difficulties they encountered in attempting to maintain neutrality and to protect United States commercial interests.

Originally published in 1967.

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