Published in 1997, this volume is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. containing articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. The book will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of shipping.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: the world of shipping, David M Williams; The deployment of English merchant shipping: Michael and Joseph Henley of Wapping, ship owners, 1775-1830, Simon Ville; The creation of the Marine Department of the Board of Trade, J H Wilde; British oceanic mail contracts in the age of steam, 1838-1914, Freda Harcourt; Distance tamed: steam navigation to Australia and New Zealand from its beginning to the outbreak of the Great War, Frank Broeze; McGregor Gow and the Glen Line: the rise and fall of a British shipping firm in the Far East trade, 1870-1911, Malcolm Cooper; George Benjamin Dodwell: a shipping agent in the Far East, 1872-1908, Stephanie Jones; The depression in British Shipping, 1901-11, Derek H Aldcroft; Maritime activity and port development in the United States since 1900: a survey, R W Barsness; The development of the port of Lagos, c.1892-1946, Ayodeji Olokujo; From coal to oil in British shipping, Max E Fletcher; The development of Japan’s post-war shipping policy, Tomohei Chida.