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Civil War ironclads : the U.S. Navy and industrial mobilization

Author: William H Roberts
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrary to widespread belief, Roberts concludes, the ironclad program set Navy shipbuilding back a generation.

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History
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Roberts, William H., 1950-
Civil War ironclads.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001001860
(OCoLC)46642188
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Roberts
ISBN: 0801873703 9780801873706 0801868300 9780801868306
OCLC Number: 51480962
Awards: Winner of John Lyman Book Award 2004 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: "I Have Shouldered This Fleet" Gustavus Fox and "Monitor Mania" --
Forging the Fleet: Alban C. Stimers and the Passaic Project --
The Navy Looks West --
Mobilization on the Ohio River --
Miserable Failures: Combat Lessons and Political Engineering --
A Million of Dollars: The Price of "Continuous Improvement" --
Progress Retarded: The Harbor and River Monitors, 1863-1864 --
The Sudden Destruction of Bright Hopes: The Downfall of the General Inspector --
Good for Fifty Years: Winding Down the Mobilization --
Additions, Alterations, and Improvements: Reversing Technological Momentum --
Tabular Data for Passaic- and Tippecanoe-Class Monitors.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology.
Responsibility: William H. Roberts.
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