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The Dawn of the Lusitania: Germany's Fighting Liners and the Cunard Agreement of July 1903

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

In 1902 the British government lent the Cunard Company money to build two fast transatlantic liners. It is often assumed that it did this out of fears of American competition, but an entirely ... More


A ‘Fighting Cruiser’ to Hunt ‘the German Greyhounds’: The Origins of HMS Invincible Revisited

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Following the Cunard agreement, a feeling emerged in the Admiralty that countering fast German liners with even faster British ones might not be an effective policy. Liners were very vulnerable ... More


Jazzing Britain: The Transatlantic Jazz Invasion and the Remaking of Englishness

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

When jazz arrived in England, the nation was on an imaginative precipice: both grasping after history and attempting to bury it, haunted by terrible loss and eager to forget it in a frenzy of music ... More


Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the wake of inadequate histories of radical writing and activism, Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger rejects stereotypes of Cunard as spoiled heiress and “sexually dangerous New Woman,” offering ... More


Anamorphosis: Bloomsbury’s Queer Imperialism

Paul Giles

in Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830443
eISBN:
9780191873652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830443.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers how the work of various modernists associated with Bloomsbury during the interwar years—E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Nancy Cunard—engaged with antipodal dimensions that ... More


Diavolo Incarnato

Rachel Hope Cleves

in Unspeakable: A Life beyond Sexual Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226733531
eISBN:
9780226733678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Norman Douglas's notorious reputation attracted many admirers. Sophisticated visitors to Florence during the interwar years sought him out at the city's cafés and restaurants. His admirers included ... More


Pinorman versus Grand Man

Rachel Hope Cleves

in Unspeakable: A Life beyond Sexual Morality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226733531
eISBN:
9780226733678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733678.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1954, two rivaling biographies of Norman Douglas came out within the span of months. Richard Aldington, who had first announced his intention to write a biography of Douglas in 1941, released his ... More


Closet Autobiography: Bones and Stones

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

in Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a close reading of memoirs Cunard wrote about the Irish novelist, George Moore, who became a father figure for her, and novelist and travel writer, Norman Douglas. Marcus ... More


White Nympholepsy: George Moore, Manet, and the Modern

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

in Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter is an investigation into and meditation on whiteness, purity, and cleanliness, as the author contextualizes Cunard’s development and childhood surrounded by the literary circle her ... More


Transatlantic Opportunities

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the transatlantic steam services. The voyages of the Sirius and the Great Western were the first ocean crossings, made far beyond the reach of repairs or refueling. Within a ... More


Race and Modernist Anthologies: Nancy Cunard, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Ezra Pound

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Two examines Nancy Cunard's massive Negro anthology (1934) and her dealings with three important collaborators: Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay. Using archival sources, this ... More


The Voyage

Alasdair Pettinger

in Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474444255
eISBN:
9781474459686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444255.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Introduces Frederick Douglass in the context of his incident-packed voyage on the Cunard ship Cambria from Boston in August 1845 during which some racist passengers tried to prevent him from ... More


The Voyage Home

Alasdair Pettinger

in Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474444255
eISBN:
9781474459686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444255.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Through a close reading of Douglass’s farewell speech in London, the newspaper coverage of the racist discrimination he faced once again from the Cunard shipping company, and his subsequent account ... More


The Port and Its Trade in 1905

Adrian Jarvis

in In Troubled Times: The Port of Liverpool, 1905-1938

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007367
eISBN:
9781786944689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007367.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines in depth the Port of Liverpool, and the nature of its trade as of 1905. It begins by considering the physical condition of the port, detailing the expansions and renovations ... More


Gladstone Dock

Adrian Jarvis

in In Troubled Times: The Port of Liverpool, 1905-1938

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007367
eISBN:
9781786944689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007367.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the creation of Gladstone Dock. The motivation of the MDHB was to create a dock that could accommodate ships of up to 1000 feet, a length which was inconceivable in 1901. It ... More


Shipowners

Gordon Read and Michael Stammers

in Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Volume 1

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588573
eISBN:
9781786944863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588573.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter lists every known shipowning business that has operated in Merseyside. As many of these companies swallowed up others, or fragmented into others, some of the histories have proven ... More


The Structure of the British Industry

S.G. Sturmey

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a thorough account of the structure of the British shipping industry as it stood in 1960. It examines fleet ownership and provides a detailed summary of the eight liner ... More


Port Politics: Interest, Faction and Port Management in Mid-Victorian Liverpool

Graeme J. Milne

in Harbours and Havens: Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128862
eISBN:
9781786944788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128862.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay discusses the development of the Port of Liverpool and the politics of port management that ensconced it during the mid-Victorian era. It is divided into the following topics concerning ... More


The First (and Very Secret) International Steamship Cartel, 1850-1856

Edward W. Sloan

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the early history of the steamship cartel, following the rivalry between transatlantic shipping companies, the British and North American Royal Steam Packet Company, and the New ... More


The Expansion of American Interests in Transatlantic Commerce and Trade, 1865-1893

William Henry Flayhart III

in Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses the expansion of America’s transatlantic trade in the period directly following the American Civil War. Post Civil War, industrialisation increased rapidly, alongside the ... More


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