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Churchill's DAMS

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/9780199574032.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Winston Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty in October 1911. One of the first problems he sought to tackle was how to protect British trade from the threat posed by Germany's armed liners. ... More


Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Rodney Carlisle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037622
eISBN:
9780813041612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037622.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book demonstrates that, although President Woodrow Wilson worked to maintain United States neutrality during World War I, his administration's policies resulted in a decision by Germany to ... More


The Dominions and British Maritime Power in the Second World War

Iain E. Johnston-White

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Often undervalued in the existing historiography of the Second World War, the dominions provided assistance to the UK in many ways that proved fundamental to British strategy. This chapter seeks to ... More


The Settlement

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Official relations between the United States and metropolitan France were no more than a marginal factor in bringing matters to crisis point. The real key has to be looked for in the French West ... More


The Break with Germany: January—March 1917

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Upon learning of Germany's all-out submarine warfare campaign, Wilson met with his cabinet and, in the afternoon of February 3, announced during a joint session in Congress that the US had been ... More


The Navy Board's Shipping

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that Britain's success in the Seven Years' War was due to the kingdom's ability to use its merchant shipping to project military power overseas. It explains that Britain relied on ... More


“Immobilized by Reason of Repair” and by the Choice “Between Lithgow and Hitler”: Class Conflict in Britain’s Wartime Merchant Shipping Repair Yards

Kevin Smith

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Kevin Smith examines Britain's survival in the Second World War and how it depended upon maintaining its lines of maritime communications for overseas supplies. Obsession with ... More


Tensions with Germany and Britain: January—September 1916

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the major challenges that Wilson faced in negotiating a peace agreement was Britain's arming of merchant ships. Although the practice was allowed under international law, it was Germany's ... More


Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Leon Fink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink
Subject:
History, Economic History

As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment ... More


Conclusion: Sails of Victory

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that all military campaigns of the British during the Seven Years' War were largely dependent on merchant shipping. It adds that all amphibious assaults conducted by the British ... More


Companies, Colonies, and Crewing

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the impact of colonization on merchant shipping companies, seafaring employment, and crewing in the Pacific Islands. It first looks at foreign merchant companies that competed ... More


The Global Pacific Seafarer

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the employment of Pacific sailors in international shipping companies by focusing on the case of Kiribati. One and a quarter million merchant seafarers were supplied to ... More


‘Stracan our Infernall Phesition’

Tom McInally

in George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Strachan spent two years as a servant of the East India Company during which the merchants were bitterly divided due to their lack of success in silk trading. This period saw the first of his ... More


Government Regulation in the British Shipping Industry, 1830-1913: The Role of the Coastal Sector

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines government regulation in the British shipping industry in relation to the coastal sector. It explores the lack of government presence in the wider shipping industry in ... More


Management, Profitability and Finance in Twentieth-Century Spanish Merchant Shipping: The Compañia Maritima Del Nervion as a Case Study, 1899-1986

Jesús M. Valdaliso

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/9780969588542.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter focuses on the success and demise of the Spanish shipping firm, The Compañía Marítima Del Nervion, and explores its evolution across almost a century. The essay discusses the business of ... More


Mid-Victorian Attitudes to Seamen and Maritime Reform: The Society for Improving the Condition of Merchant Seamen, 1867

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses the mid-nineteenth century attempts to improve the working conditions of merchant seamen in Britain, by focussing on the actions of the Society for Improving the Condition of ... More


The Enterprising Canadians: An Assessment of Canadian Maritime History since 1975

Lewis R. Fischer

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/9780969588580.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter surveys the trends and topics in literature surrounding Canadian naval history published in the past twenty years. Topics explored in the essay are merchant shipping; shipping companies; ... More


Roosevelt at the Rubicon: The Great Convoy Debate of 1941

J. Garry Clifford and Robert H. Ferrell

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter goes back to the dark days of 1941 when the fates of England—and, by extension, of the United States—hung in the balance. Combining the personal insights on ... More


Introduction

Leon Fink

in Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink.3
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book, although not about pirates, begins with the topic of pirates. In April 2009, most Americans were startled to learn that a U.S. flagged merchant ship, the Maersk Alabama, had been attacked ... More


Joseph Conrad’s Departures: Maritime Precision, Particularity, and Abstraction

Matthew P. M. Kerr

in The Victorian Novel and the Problems of Marine Language: All at Sea

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192843999
eISBN:
9780191926563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Joseph Conrad promoted precision as a principle of quality in literary writing, and an epitome of sailorly ethics and good practice. But he simultaneously insisted that haziness and indeterminacy ... More


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