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Preserving maritime America : a cultural history of the nation's great maritime museums

Author: James Michael Lindgren
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2019]
Series: Public history in historical perspective.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States has long been dependent on the seas, but Americans know little about their maritime history. While Britain and other countries have established national museums to nurture their seagoing traditions, America has left that responsibility to private institutions. In this first-of-its-kind history, James M. Lindgren focuses on a half-dozen of these great museums, ranging from Salem's East India Marine  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lindgren, James Michael, 1950-
Preserving maritime America.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019019892
(OCoLC)1101027273
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Lindgren
ISBN: 9781613767061 1613767064
OCLC Number: 1137156609
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 341 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction. From cabinets of curiosities to remade waterfronts --
"That every mariner may possess the history of the world": a cabinet for the East India Marine Society of Salem --
"From pursuit to preservation": the new Bedford Whaling Museum --
"Stout hearts make a safe ship": individual and community at Mystic Seaport --
"To make the American people more ship-minded": shipbuilding and sea culture at the Mariners' Museum --
"A sailing ship stirs the general public like nothing else": remaking San Francisco's waterfront and identity --
"The street of ships": creating South Street Seaport --
Conclusion. "A loosely knit net of regional enterprises".
Series Title: Public history in historical perspective.
Other Titles: Cultural history of the nation's great maritime museums
Responsibility: James M. Lindgren.

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