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Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Elting E. Morison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book describes how we ... More


The World's News, 1865–1914

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter recounts the rapid growth of Reuters after they completed the world's first transatlantic cable and how their subscribers began to receive an unbroken flow of news. The speed of news by ... More


The Ideal of the Rule of Law: Regina v. Keyn (1876)

A. W. Brian Simpson

in Leading Cases in the Common Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262992
eISBN:
9780191682438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the case of: Regina v. Keyn, also known as the case of the Franconia. At a technical level the case involved a question of criminal jurisdiction, the right of an English court ... More


Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Graeme Milne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314261
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book charts the development of Liverpool's trade, shipping, and business culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Using previously neglected evidence, it assesses the causes and ... More


En Route to the New World

Edward J. M. Rhoads

in Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Educational Mission (CEM) boys went to the United States in four annual cohorts. The first departed Shanghai on 12 August 1872; the second, on 12 June 1873; the third, on 20 September ... More


Conclusion: Trading in Interesting Times

in Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236061.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter addresses the extent to which different trades were able both to respond to changing circumstances, and to drive that change in their own interests, and also emphasises the role of ... More


Tyre of the Western Seas

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Between 1800 and the 1880s, Matanzas experienced an impressive urban expansion. Growth was so obvious that a city booster suggested Matanzas be known as “the Tyre of the Western Seas” after the ... More


Patterns of Ownership and Finance In the Greek Deep-Sea Steamship Fleet, 1880-1914

Gelina Harlaftis

in Management, Finance and Industrial Relations in Maritime Industries: Essays in International Maritime and Business History

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588542
eISBN:
9781786944887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588542.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the rise and growth of the Greek merchant marine whilst addressing the operation of steamships and the significant role they played in 19th and 20th Century Greek shipping. The ... More


Full steam ahead: west and east of Suez, 1840–45

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the origins of the steamship services of P&O in the Mediterranean as far as Alexandria and the east of Suez to India and China. P&O received the contract for the Mediterranean ... More


From India to China: P&O and the opium trade, 1845–57

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the role played by the steamships of P&O in the opium trade. P&O started to transport opium from Bombay to China in 1847 and the low volume and high value of opium made it an ... More


Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Aileen Fyfe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel—Gutenberg's printing press had been around for nearly four centuries—but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All ... More


Men and Machinery

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter tells the strange story of what happened in the U.S. Navy when a new steamship, the Wampanoag, was put into service in the 1860s. It first describes the physical characteristics of the ... More


Powder and Rouge: Theaters in British Columbia

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shifts our focus to the thriving community of Cantonese opera theaters in Canada, from as early as the late nineteenth century. Despite anti-Chinese initiatives growing toward the end of ... More


Western Firms and Their Chinese Compradors: The Case of the Jebsen and Chau Families

Bert Becker

in Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390847
eISBN:
9789888455010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390847.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the close and complex relationships between members of the German Jebsen family, steamship entrepreneurs, and their comprador, Chau Yue Ting, a Western-educated member of a ... More


Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Contracts

Gordon Greg

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many oil and gas contracts depart quite radically from the law’s basic assumptionsabout where liability should fall following a breach of contract or a negligent act. Put shortly, the oil industry is ... More


The Armistice, Shanghai, and the Facilitator

Joshua A. Fogel

in Maiden Voyage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520283305
eISBN:
9780520959170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283305.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Japanese government's decision to embark on a voyage to Shanghai in 1862 via the Senzaimaru despite little training or experience in building or sailing ocean-worthy ... More


Machines of Empire

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The growth of the American continental empire in the 1840s and 1850s expanded the slavery business, notably to Texas, and steamship companies exercised power as nonstate actors. This chapter follows ... More


The Historiography of Maritime China since c. 1975

Chi-Kong Lai

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay addresses Chinese maritime history and investigates a range of topics, including the international nature of research in Chinese maritime history; new archives and recent research in ... More


Migration and Maritime Networks in the Atlantic Economy: An Introduction

Stéphane Hoste and Lewis R. Fischer

in Maritime Transport and Migration: The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893434
eISBN:
9781786944610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893434.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the factors that caused the acceleration of transatlantic migration in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Major contributing factors include the transition ... More


The Battle for the Migrants: The Evolution from Port to Company Competition, 1840-1914

Torsten Feys

in Maritime Transport and Migration: The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893434
eISBN:
9781786944610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893434.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the role of Dutch and Belgian consular agencies in opening and sustaining the business of transatlantic steamship lines from Rotterdam and Antwerp to the United States. Via a ... More


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