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Published: 01 January 2009

353 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780986497308

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The Vital Spark

The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

John Armstrong

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This book collects seventeen previously published essays by John Armstrong concerning the British coastal trade
  • .Armstrong is a leading maritime historian and the essays provided here offer a thorough exploration of the British coastal trade, his specialisation, during the period of industrialisation and technological development that would lead to modern shipping.
  • The purpose is to demonstrate the whether or not the coastal trade was the main carrier of internal trade and a pioneer of the technical developments that modernised the shipping industry