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100 1  Coleman, E. C.,|d1943- 
245 10 Pig War :|bThe Most Perfect War in History /|cE. C. 
264  1 [Place of publication not identified] :|bThe History Press,
264  4 |c©2009 
300    1 online resource (224 pages) 
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520    With a plot to grace any comic opera, the 1859–1872 "Pig 
       War" broke out when an American living on a quietly 
       disputed small island in the Gulf of Georgia (present-day 
       San Juan Island in Washington State) shot a British pig he
       found rooting up his garden produce. The authorities on 
       nearby Vancouver Island and the military leadership of 
       adjacent Washington Territory both felt they had good 
       reasons to escalate a trivial incident into a full-blown 
       war between the U.S. and Great Britain. Soon, American 
       soldiers found themselves looking down the barrels of the 
       Royal Navy’s cannons. While both the British authorities 
       and the Americans continued to threaten and bluster, the 
       Royal Marines and their U.S. counterparts settled down to 
       a round of social events, including sports days, combined 
       dinners, and even summer balls. Despite the outbreak of 
       the American Civil War, and British intervention on the 
       Confederate side, it was decided that the problem should 
       become one of the earliest examples of international 
       arbitration. The German Kaiser was brought in—and came to 
       the wrong decision. Set against the framework of U.S. 
       attempts to gain control of the whole North American 
       continent, this history is a highly readable account of a 
       little-known episode in Anglo–American history. 
538    System requirements: Adobe Digital editions. 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Pig War, Wash., 1859. 
650  7 HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.|2bisacsh 
651  0 San Juan Islands (Wash.)|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  0 Great Britain|xForeign relations|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xForeign relations|zGreat Britain. 
651  0 Canada|xBoundaries|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xBoundaries|zCanada. 
651  0 Northwest boundary of the United States|xHistory|y19th 
651  0 San Juan Islands (Wash.)|xStrategic aspects|xHistory|y19th
655  0 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aColeman, E. C., 1943-|tPig war.|dStroud 
       : History Press, 2009.|z9780752452272 (hbk.)
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