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 developments, government agencies, terms, key laws, landmark cases, issues, events, and ships of note. Short lists of references for further reading accompany these entries. Appendices include a chronology, diagrams of government organizations, and lists of business and labor groups by founding dates. An unusually extensive index lends itself to the varying research interests of students, teachers, and professionals in maritime and economic history, business-labor-government relations, and military studies.
Author: Rene de la Pedraja, Rene de La Pedraja Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Published: 08/23/1994 Pages: 768 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 2.69lbs Size: 9.57h x 6.39w x 1.62d ISBN: 9780313272257
RENE DE LA PEDRAJA, is Professor of History at Canisius College and the author of The United States Merchant Shipping Industry during the Twentieth Century: A History (1990)./e Other recent books cover the history of energy policies and industries in South America.