A Historical Dictionary Of The U.s. Merchant Marine And Shipping Industry: Since The Introduction…

Hardcover | August 1, 1994

byRene de La Pedraja, Rene de La Pedraja

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A foremost authority has written the first comprehensive reference about the U.S. Merchant Marine and American shipping from the introduction of steamships to today's diesel containerships--showing the impact of politics, economics, and technology on maritime history during the last two centuries. Over 500 entries describe people, private companies, business and labor groups, engineering and technological developments, government agencies, terms, key laws, landmark cases, issues, events, and ships of note. Short lists of references for further reading accompany these entries. Appendices include a chronology, diagrams of government organizations, and lists of business and labor groups by founding dates. An unusually extensive index lends itself to the varying research interests of students, teachers, and professionals in maritime and economic history, business-labor-government relations, and military studies.

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A foremost authority has written the first comprehensive reference about the U.S. Merchant Marine and American shipping from the introduction of steamships to today's diesel containerships--showing the impact of politics, economics, and technology on maritime history during the last two centuries. Over 500 entries describe people, priv...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9.57 × 6.39 × 1.62 inPublished:August 1, 1994Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313272255

ISBN - 13:9780313272257

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?This work gives exhaustive yet concise treatment of nearly everything related to the U.S. Merchant Marine and shipping since the introduction of steam in 1807. Historians, political scientists, economists, and ship lore enthusiasts will find here a gold mine of information about a fascinating period of American history and those individuals and institutions who contributed to it. The excellent bibliographic essay extends references and citations to additional government publications, legislation, public policies, business and labor issues, and the most recent developments in marine propulsion and technology from the literature of science and commerce. General readers; upper-division undergraduate and above.??Choice