Way of the Ship America's Maritime History Reenvisoned, 1600-2000

ISBN-10: 0470136006
ISBN-13: 9780470136003
Edition: 2008
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.354

This new revisionist narrative account of the rise and fall of the American merchant marine will make an original and significant contribution to maritime history, general American history as well as economic history. The authors show that from 1820, domestic "brown water" shipping outweighed all the American shipping overseas, and that the American economic engine rode on American shipping. Oceanic shipping was important, especially in times of crisis such as the world wars, but it was never as important as domestic shipping on the coast, rivers, and lakes. Unlike the previous view, the true picture of American maritime history, the authors show, must combine both, brown water and blue water shipping.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
When Shipping Was King: Colonial Shipping and the Making of America, 1600-1783
The Colonies and the Sea
Richard Hakluyt's Maritime Plantations
John Winthrop's Godly Society by the Sea
Codfish, Timber, and Profit
An Infant Industry
The Shipping Business in 1700
The Eclipse of Boston
Coastal Commerce in Colonial America
The Sailor's Life
War and Transformation
A World within Themselves: The Golden Age and the Rise of Inland Shipping, 1783-1861
A Tale of Two Ports
Robert Livingston and the Art of the Deal
Robert Fulton and the Art of Steaming
The War of 1812
Henry Shreve and the Taming of the River
DeWitt Clinton and the Canal Craze
Rushing to San Francisco
Steam, Speed, Schedule: A Business Model for the Golden Age
Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Growth of Infrastructure
Maritime Industry and Labor in the Gilded Age, 1861-1914
The Hinge of War
Anaconda, Anyone?
Benjamin Franklin Isherwood and the Industrialization of Ship Production
The Alabama and Commerce War
Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Rise of the Railroad
Marcus Hanna and the Growth of Heartland Shipping
John Lynch and the Quest for a National Maritime Policy
John Roach and the New Shipbuilding
West Coast Shipping and the Rise of Maritime Labor
Andrew Furuseth, the Unions, and the Law
Ships, Steel, and More Labor
The Weight of War, 1905-1956
Mahan, Roosevelt, and the Seaborne Empire
War and Woodrow Wilson
Robert Dollar and the Business of Shipping, 1920-1929
A Tale of Two Harrys: The Radicalization of West Coast Labor
Hugo Black and Direct Subsidy, 1935-1941
The Henry Bacon and the War in the Atlantic, 1941-1945
Henry Kaiser and the War in the Pacific, 1941-1945
Edward Stettinius and Flags of Convenience
Megaship: The Rise of the Invisible, Automated Bulk Carrier, 1956-2000
Daniel K. Ludwig and the Giant Ships
Malcom McLean and the Container Revolution
Farewell the Finger Pier: The Changing Face of Ports
The Shrinking Giant: Maritime Labor in an Age of Mechanization
Richard Nixon and the Quest for a National Maritime Policy
Hot Wars and Cold
Ted Arison and the Fun Cruise for Thousands
Conclusion
Epilogue
World and U.S. Commercial Vessels
Value of U.S. Waterborne Cargo, 1790-1994
Maritime Labor, 1925-2000
U.S. Shipbuilding, 1769-1969
Glossary
Bibliographic Essay
Notes
Art Credits
Index

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