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Synopsis: The history of the first successful Amer. steamship line after the Civil War to rival the great European transatlantic companies. After the Civil War there was not a single American-flag passenger line on the N. Atlantic. 1873 saw the first attempt at establishing a new Amer.-flag steamship line to carry passengers & cargo across the N. Atlantic from Phila. to Liverpool: the Amer. Steamship Co. It would eventually evolve into the great American Line (AL) (1893), which became the founding unit of the International Merchantile Marine. This book focuses on the highly eventful early history of the AL & the rival Red Star Line, also founded in 1873. It offers insight into both the triumphs & the setbacks of American shipping companies in the last 3 decades of the 19th century. Illustrations.
About the Author: William Flayhart is a professor of history, political science, and philosophy at Delaware State University, and is the author of, among other books, The American Line, QE2, and Majesty at Sea with John H. Shaum Jr. He lives in Dover, Delaware.
Title: American Line (1871-1902)
Publisher: Norton, W. W.
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: very good
Book Description Norton, W. W., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0756785456