Enter the Press Gang: Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

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This book considers the eighteenth-century practice of violent naval recruitment known as impressment in the light of literary representations of its impact on British society. The author examines scenes that feature press-gangs in novels, plays, ballads, and personal narratives and shows how impressment reveals the ways genre is related to ideology.

Enter the Press Gang: Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-Century British Literature 2002, University of Delaware Press

ISBN-13: 9780874137552

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