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America and the sea : a maritime history

Author: Benjamin Woods Labaree
Publisher: Mystic, Conn. : Mystic Seaport, 1998.
Series: American maritime library, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America and the Sea: A Maritime History is the most comprehensive maritime history of the United States available today. Spanning the centuries from Native American and Viking maritime activities before Columbus through today's maritime enterprise, the text provides a new history of the U.S. from the fundamental perspective of the sea that surrounds it, and the rivers and lakes that link its vast interior to the
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
America and the sea.
Mystic, Conn. : Mystic Seaport, 1998
(OCoLC)988064960
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Woods Labaree
ISBN: 0913372811 9780913372814
OCLC Number: 39639433
Description: x, 686 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: Becoming America, to 1815 --
The expanding nation, 1815-1865 --
Rise to world power, 1865-1939 --
World War II and after, 1939.
Series Title: American maritime library, v. 15.
Responsibility: by Benjamin W. Labaree, William M. Fowler, Jr., Edward W. Sloan, John B. Hattendorf, Jeffrey J. Safford, and Andrew W. German.
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"America and the Sea: A Maritime History is the most comprehensive maritime history of the United States available today. Spanning the centuries from Native American and Viking maritime activities before Columbus through today's maritime enterprise, the text provides a new history of the U.S. from the fundamental perspective of the sea that surrounds it, and the rivers and lakes that link its vast interior to the seacoast. It is a story that affects us all, often in surprising ways, a story that explains much about the nation and its people today."

"America and the Sea is gratefully written by six prominent scholars in the field, whose individual areas of historical research and teaching range from labor to technology, fisheries, and the U.S. Navy. Informed by their long experience teaching together in the Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport, they incorporate considerations of art, literature, and poetry along with their discussions of the economic, political, diplomatic, and technological foundations of American maritime history. Their narrative treatment is punctuated and augmented with quotations from period documents and particularly with brief essays by some noted young scholars that add insight and expand on the human dimensions of America's relationship with the sea."--Jacket.

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