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Atlantic Kingdom : America's Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam - John A. Butler

Atlantic Kingdom

America's Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam

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Published: 1st October 2002
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-- Highlights a true tale of politics, adventure, and ruthless ambition-- Includes extensive illustrations, maps, diagrams, and printsAtlantic Kingdom pays tribute to the Americans who challenged Cunard, the English shipping company that held a monopoly on North Atlantic trade routes in the nineteenth century. In an era when large-scale technology and industrialization promised a new standard of living, competition for control over maritime trade was fierce. Robert Fulton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, P. T. Barnum, Edward Knight Collins, Enoch Train, and Samuel Samuels left behind them a wreckage of human lives, lost ships, and squandered fortunes in their failed bids for supremacy of the seas. Their monumental efforts, however, extended the limits of technology, expanded global trade exponentially, and carried the Industrial Revolution to its fulfillment.

List of Illustrations and Mapsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Origins
Steamp. 5
The Hudson River Monopolyp. 11
Deep Watersp. 31
The Meansp. 49
The Contenders
The Forerunner, Samuel Cunardp. 71
The Challenger, Edward Knight Collinsp. 89
The Traditionalists, Donald McKay and Enoch Trainp. 105
The Opportunist, Cornelius Vanderbiltp. 121
The Holdout, Samuel Samuelsp. 135
The Kingdom Captured
Converging on the Great Circlep. 151
Portentsp. 175
Fall of the Titansp. 199
Aftermathp. 227
Glossary of Nautical Termsp. 251
Chronologyp. 255
Bibliographyp. 261
Notes on Sourcesp. 267
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9781574885217
ISBN-10: 1574885219
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Type: New edition