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The Rise of the Shipping Industry in Colonial America
Colonial Regionalism and Commerce
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74th Congress Allies Ameri American maritime American merchant marine American shipping American vessels Atlantic British builders building built cabotage Canal carried carriers century chant marine Coast coastal colonial colonists commercial Company competition Congress construction contracts costs deadweight tons developed economic effort England English European exports foreign trade History Hurley Ibid important increased International Seamen's Union Jack Bauer January labor lend-lease Liberty Ships liners lines major Maritime Commission maritime industries maritime policy ment mercantile merchant fleet Merchant Marine Act merchant ships military million National Maritime Union naval Navigation navy North North American Review ocean operating Pacific passenger passim percent period political ports postwar President problems production profits rates sailing seamen shipbuilding industry shipowners Shipping Board shipyards steam steamers Steamship subsidies tankers tion tonnage tons Transportation U.S. Merchant Marine U.S. ships Union United United States Navy wages wartime Wilson yards York