The American Line: 1871-1902
The American Line: (1871-1902) by William H. Flayhart © 2000 W. W. Norton & Company, New York 0-393-04710-5, 404 Pages
The story of the development of the American Merchant Marine remains one of the most glorious chapters in the early history of the United States.
Up until the Civil War the American sailing ships carried the Stars and Stripes around the world with honor to the nation and profit to their owners. The war and the concurrent change from sail to steam brought disaster to American shipping. By 1870 there were no American passenger liners on the North Atlantic, a sad blow to national pride.
The American Steamship Line, born in 1873 as a necessary response to the failings of the American Merchant Marine luring the Civil War, quickly became the only American transatlantic line competing with Europe. Begun in part as an investment by the Pennsylvania Railroad, it operated out of Philadelphia and eventually reinstated America's position as a competitive and prestigious force in transatlantic crossings.
Table of Contents
- The Origins of the American Line of Philadelphia
- Uncertainty and Discontent
- The Centennial Celebration and a Russian Offer
- The International Navigation Company - Red Star Line
- The Red Star at Sea
- Inman Steamship Company Limited -- Inman and International Navigation Company
- The American Line of 1893
- The Birth of the Great American Line
- And the "Saints" Come Marching In
- The Best-Balanced North Atlantic Service
- Perils of the Sea
- Shipwrecks and Rescues
- The Spanish-American War
- A Triumphant Return
- The Beginning of a New Century
- The International Mercantile Marine (IMM)
- The Pyrrhic Victory
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
- LC Control No.: 98038743
- LCCN Permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/98038743
- Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
- Personal Name: Flayhart, William H., 1944-
- Main Title: The American Line (1871-1902) / William Henry Flayhart III.
- Edition Information: 1st ed.
- Published/Created: New York : Norton, c2000.
- Description: 404 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- ISBN: 0393047105
- Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-379) and index.
- Subjects: American Steamship Company --History. Steamboat lines --United States --History. Shipping --United States --History.
- LC Classification: HE945.A4 F58 2000
- Dewey Class No.: 387.5/0973/09034 21
- Geographic Area Code: n-us---
- CALL NUMBER: HE945.A4 F58 2000