A Maritime History Of The United States

A Maritime History Of The United States

by K. Jack Bauer

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An alternative to the usual history of America told in terms of territorial imperative. Bauer shows how early American history was fueled by a marine-based economy; the American Revolution was precipitated by laws regulating seaborne trade; our position in the community of nations was shaped by ocean-going trade; water trade helped forge the nation. Bauer discusses the rise and fall of the American merchant marine, warning that its present state may prove dangerous for the United States. Footnotes would have aided the scholar, but this is a well-conceived and well-written book. Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium, Boston

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University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
Studies in Maritime History
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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