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War, technology, and experience aboard the USS Monitor

Author: David A Mindell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the story of how mariners-- fighting "blindly" below the waterline-- lived and coped with the metal monster they called the "iron coffin." The author shows how the iron warship emerged as an idea and became practicable, how building it drew upon and forced changes in contemporary manufacturing technology, and how the vessel captured the nineteenth-century American popular and literary imaginations. He shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mindell, David A.
War, technology, and experience aboard the USS Monitor.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606270211
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Mindell
ISBN: 0801862493 9780801862496 0801862507 9780801862502
OCLC Number: 41711975
Description: x, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Strange Sort of Warfare --
Revising the Revolution, 1815-1861 --
Building a Ship, Speaking Success --
William Keeler's Epistolary Monitor --
Life in the Artificial World --
The Battle of Hampton Roads --
Iron Ship in a Glass Case, April-September 1862 --
Utilitarians View the Monitor's Fight, 1862-1865 --
Melville and the Mechanic's War --
Conclusion: Mechanical Faces of Battle.
Responsibility: David A. Mindell.
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The USS "Monitor" battled the CSS "Virginia" at Hampton Roads in April, 1862. This text explores how mariners - fighting "blindly" beneath the waterline - lived and coped with the metal monster they  Read more...

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An original and stimulating study that raises serious questions about relations between warriors and their death-dealing machinery. -- William J. Astore War, Literature and the Arts Well researched Read more...

 
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