Facing West

Facing West

by John C Perry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275949204
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/1994
Series: Religion
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

JOHN CURTIS PERRY is Henry Willard Denison Professor of History and Director, North Pacific Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. In 1991 the Japanese government awarded an imperial decoration, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, to Perry for extraordinary contributions to American-Japanese relations.

Table of Contents




The Cruel Pacific: A Prologue

Opening the Great Ocean

Captain Cook and the American Corporal, John Ledyard

"To Glory Arise!" 1784-1844

The Pacific: Key to New American Wealth?

Searching for Something to Sell

Science and Shipping

Whitening the Seas, 1844-1869

Pushing Out Pacific Frontiers

The Clipper Ship, Maury the Pathfinder, and the Great Circle Route

Americans in Far Pacific Waters: Expeditions

Americans in Far Pacific Waters: Entrepreneurs

The Russian Connection

Girdling the Earth, 1869-1914

Suez, British Ascendancy, and American Maritime Decline

The Great Transcontinental Pacific Railroads

William Gilpin and the Cosmopolitan Railway

Steamships on Schedule: The Pacific Mail

Railroad Titans and the Beringian Route to Asia

Grasping the Western Pacific

Theodore Roosevelt, the Pacific, and the Panama Canal

Conquering the Skies, 1914-1941

World War I and Pacific Transport

The Early Air Age

The Zeppelin: First Over the Pacific

Juan Trippe and Pan American

"North to the Orient"

China Clipper

War, the North Pacific, and "The New American Frontier," 1941-1945

War Challenges Pacific Transport

New Routes and New Frontiers

Flying to Russia

America, the New Global Hub?

The Collapse of the American Merchant Marine

A New Northwest Passage

The Jet Revolution and American Leadership

Splendid Fantasies





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