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Author Name:    GIBSON, Andrew and Arthur DONOVAN DONOVAN, Arthur

Title:   Abandoned Ocean : A History of United States Maritime Policy

Publisher:    University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 2001, ISBN:1570034273 

Seller ID:   99436

GIBSON, Andrew and Arthur DONOVAN. The Abandoned Ocean : A History of United States Maritime Policy. (Columbia): University of South Carolina Press, (2001). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),v-xiv,(2),1-362,(2), + 20 p. of black and white illustrations. 8vo, illustrated pale ble and white card covers, black spine. "'The Abandoned Ocean' offers an in-depth appraisal of United States maritime policy from the establishment of a merchant marine immediately after the Revolutionary War through radical industry transformationsof the late twentieth century. In this sweeping analysis of federal polici es that promote, regulate, protect, and subsidize American shipping in coastal and foreign trade, Andrew Gibson and Arthur Donovan also examine the closely related fortunes of the shipbuilding industry and the intertwined activities of the merchant and military navies. The authors consider why, since the middle of the nineteenth century, United States maritime policy has been so strikingly unsuccessful in achieving its stated goal of promoting a commercially viable merchant marine engaged in foreign trade." - from rear.Contents: Part I: Free Trade and American Enterprise: 1. From Colony to Ne w Nation, 1600-1790; 2. Maritime Wars and Reciprocity, 1790-1930; 3. The Golden Age, 1830-1860; 4. The Civil War and the Turn to the West, 1860-1880; 5. Maritime Decline, Naval Revival, 1880-1914. Part II: War-Impelled Industries: 6. The Vortex of War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1930; 7. Maritime Policyin the New Deal, 1930-1939; 8. The Merchant Marine in World War II, 1939-1 945; 9. Dreams of a Golden Age, 1945-1960. Part III: The Approaching End: 10. Attempts to Avoid a Second Decline, 1960-1980; 11. The Rapidly Changing Maritime World; 12. Military Sealift after World War II; 13. The Search fora Workable Maritime Program, 1980-1992; 14. The Final Push to Extend Marit ime Subsidies, 1992-1999; 15. The American Maritime Industry in a Time of Transition. Very good. 25.00


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