Historical Dictionary Of The U S Maritime Industry

Author: Kenneth J. Blume
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810856344
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In the Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry, author Kenneth J. Blume provides a convenient survey of this important industry from the colonial period to the present day: from sail to steam to nuclear power. This concise new reference work captures the key features of overseas, coastal, lake, and river shipping and industry. An introduction provides an overview of the industry while the dictionary itself contains more than four hundred cross-referenced entries on ships, shipping companies, famous personalities, and major ports. A number of appendixes, including statistics on foreign trade, maritime disasters, famous ships, and major ports, supplement the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

The Way Of The Ship

Author: Alex Roland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470136006
Size: 11.54 MB
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"The Way of the Ship offers a global perspective and considers both oceanic shipping and domestics shipping along America's coasts and inland waterways, with explanations of the forces that influenced the way of the ship. The result is an eye-opening, authoritative look at American maritime history and the ways it helped shape the nation's history."--BOOK JACKET.

The Industrial Revolution In America Iron And Steel

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096205
Size: 77.82 MB
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A set of books on the Industrial Revolution, these comprehensive volumes cover the history of steam shipping, iron and steel production, and railroads-three interrelated enterprises that helped shift the Industrial Revolution into overdrive.

Oil And Coffee

Author: René De La Pedraja Tomán
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308390
Size: 39.64 MB
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Rescuing Latin American shipping from oblivion, this book covers the most important events in the emergence of the industry.

Ships For The Seven Seas

Author: Thomas R. Heinrich
Size: 48.42 MB
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Between the Civil War and World War I, Philadelphia emerged as the vital centre of American shipbuilding. This work explores this complex industry, from the workshop level to subcontracting networks spanning the Delaware valley. It describes entrepreneurial strategies and industrial change that facilitated the rise of the major shipbuilding firms; how naval architecture, marine engineering, and craft skills evolved as iron and steel took over wood as the basic construction material; and how changes in domestic and international trade and the rise of the American steel navy helped generate vessel contracts for local builders. The book also examines the military-industrial complex in the context of naval contracting.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.