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The Resource Mastering the inland seas : how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America, Theodore J. Karamanski

Mastering the inland seas : how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America, Theodore J. Karamanski

Label
Mastering the inland seas : how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America
Title
Mastering the inland seas
Title remainder
how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America
Statement of responsibility
Theodore J. Karamanski
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Theodore J. Karamanski's sweeping maritime history demonstrates the far-ranging impact that the tools and infrastructure developed for navigating the Great Lakes had on the national economies, politics, and environment of continental North America. Synthesizing popular as well as original historical scholarship, Karamanski weaves a colorful narrative illustrating how disparate private and government interests transformed these vast and dangerous waters into the largest inland water transportation system in the world. Karamanski explores both the navigational and sailing tools of First Nations peoples and the dismissive and foolhardy attitude of early European maritime sailors. He investigates the role played by commercial boats in the Underground Railroad, as well as how the federal development of crucial navigational resources exacerbated sectionalism in the antebellum United States. Ultimately Mastering the Inland Sea shows the undeniable environmental impact of technologies used by the modern commercial maritime industry. This expansive story illuminates the symbiotic relationship between infrastructure investment in the region's interconnected waterways and North America's lasting economic and political development." --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karamanski, Theodore J.
Dewey number
386/.850977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE631.G74
LC item number
K37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Navigation
  • Inland navigation
  • Aids to navigation
  • Lighthouses
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • Great Lakes (North America)
  • Aids to navigation
  • Inland navigation
  • Lighthouses
  • Navigation
  • Great Lakes
  • Great Lakes Region
Label
Mastering the inland seas : how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America, Theodore J. Karamanski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Native waters -- A transportation revolution on the Lakes, 1789-1839 -- The era of bad feelings, 1839-1860 -- The construction era, 1860-1880 -- The emergence of the maritime-industrial complex, 1880-1910 -- The inland seas in war and peace, 1910-1945 -- May their lights continue to shine, 1945-2000
Control code
1125275602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages
Isbn
9780299326302
Lccn
2019039027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1125275602
Label
Mastering the inland seas : how lighthouses, navigational aids, and harbors transformed the Great Lakes and America, Theodore J. Karamanski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Native waters -- A transportation revolution on the Lakes, 1789-1839 -- The era of bad feelings, 1839-1860 -- The construction era, 1860-1880 -- The emergence of the maritime-industrial complex, 1880-1910 -- The inland seas in war and peace, 1910-1945 -- May their lights continue to shine, 1945-2000
Control code
1125275602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages
Isbn
9780299326302
Lccn
2019039027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1125275602

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