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A historical dictionary of the U.S. merchant marine and shipping industry : since the introduction of steam

Author: René De La Pedraja Tomán
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
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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  Read more...
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De La Pedraja Tomán, René.
Historical dictionary of the U.S. merchant marine and shipping industry.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994
(DLC) 93039354
(OCoLC)29311518
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René De La Pedraja Tomán
ISBN: 0313035024 9780313035029
OCLC Number: 652516469
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 754 pages)
Contents: Preface; A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE AND SHIPPING INDUSTRY; Appendices; A. Chronology Of Selected Events; B. Diagrams Of Government Agencies; C. Principal Maritime Labor Unions And Business Groups (by Date Of Founding); Bibliographic Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: René de La Pedraja.

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