A History of the American Whale Fishery (Classic Reprint)

Walter Sheldon Tower

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Synopsis: Whaling was once a great industry in the United States. Whole communities were dependent on its success. When voyages were successful there was prosperity and plenty. When voyages failed there was hardship and hunger. Fortunes were made and lost. The foundation of many a stately old mansion in New England rests on oil and bone. But whaling was not a passing boom, not a thing apart from all other interests, not local in nature and local in effect. I ts influence as a social and economic factor was widespread. Whaling was a unit in a great whole a part of the vast industrial interests of a growing country. It is so no longer. Whaling is practically dead. The almost complete cycle of whaling activity is a good lesson in economics the lesson of a flourishing enterprise quickly wiped out by changing economic conditions. The history of whaling forms an important chapter in the commercial history of the United States. The history of the American whale fishery, however, is not an untried field. From time to time discussions of different phases or periods in the development of the fishery have appeared in print. But there seems still to be a field for further work along much the same lines. On the whole these previous works on the whaling industry are incomplete incomplete as regards both time and treatment. The most recent history was published in 1876, but the discussion of the years subsequent to 1815 is unfinished.
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Title: A History of the American Whale Fishery (...
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Publication Date: 2012
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