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Dragged up Hither from the Bottom of the Sea

Jeremy Zallen

in American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Beginning with the rise of the American whale fishery in the 1750s, this chapter explores the violent accumulation and circulation of energy embodied in whales. The lives and struggles of workers ... More


Whale Oil Culture, Consumerism, and Modern Conservation

Heidi Scott

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century representations of oil helped to establish the conditions necessary for the rise of a dynamic oil economy. Focusing on ... More


The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Quentin R. Walsh

P. J. Capelotti (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1937, Coast Guard Lieutenant Quentin Robert Walsh received a special assignment aboard the whaling factory ship Ulysses. His orders were to monitor the commercial operation's ... More


Convergence or National Styles? The Japanese Challenge to British-Norwegian Hegemony in the Twentieth-Century Whaling Industry

Bjørn L. Basberg

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/9780968128848.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the British-Norwegian technological and economic hegemony of the modern whaling industry during the twentieth century, and the nature of the challenge presented by Japan, and ... More


The British Whaling Trade

Gordon Jackson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007398
eISBN:
9781786944658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007398.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book provides a comprehensive economic history of the British Whaling Trade, divided into two eras of significant technological difference. The first part concerns the traditional whaling trades ... More


Lighting up the World? Empires and Islanders in the Pacific Whaling Industry, 1790-1860

David Haines

in Maritime History as Global History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the surge in pelagic whaling in the nineteenth century and how it contributed to globalisation. It examines the contact between European empires and indigenous Pacific island ... More


Establishment of the Aquaforte Whaling Station, 1902

Anthony B. Dickinson and Chesley W. Sanger

in Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundland: The Aquaforte Station and the Ellefsen Family, 1902-1908

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007305
eISBN:
9781786944740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter follows the early success of the whaling station in 1902, and the way in which the growing industry was integrated into the local community. It is particularly interested in the ... More


The 1903 Whaling Season

Anthony B. Dickinson and Chesley W. Sanger

in Norwegian Whaling in Newfoundland: The Aquaforte Station and the Ellefsen Family, 1902-1908

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007305
eISBN:
9781786944740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007305.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the 1903 decline of the local whale population in relation to expansion of whaling in Newfoundland, and the role of the Ellefsen family during this period and their ... More


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