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A new history of yachting

Author: Mike Bender
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of the history of yachting in its social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bender, Mike.
A New History of Yachting.
Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Bender
ISBN: 9781787440920 1787440923
OCLC Number: 1000452015
Description: 1 online resource (463 pages)
Contents: Stirrings and beginnings --
Restoration yachting and its purposes --
The development of yachting in the eighteenth century, part one : the seaside towns --
The development of yachting in the eighteenth century, part two : yachting in Boom Time London --
The Landed Gentry take up yachting --
The slow expansion of yachting in Britain, 1815-1870 --
The development of yachting in Ireland and the colonies --
The enthusiastic adoption of yachting by the mercantile and professional classes after 1870, part one : the new men --
The enthusiastic adoption of yachting by the mercantile and professional classes after 1870, part two : a philosophy of yachting for the new men --
The golden age of yachting, 1880-1900, part one : the rich --
The golden age of yachting, 1880-1900, part two : small boats and women sailors --
Between the wars --
1945-1965 : home-built dinghies and going offshore --
Yachting's third 'golden period' : of heroes and heroines; of families and marinas, 1965-1990 --
The summer before the dark : yachting in post-modern times, 1990-2007 --
After the crash --
Epilogue : fair winds.
Responsibility: Mike Bender ; foreword by Tom Cunliffe.

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