The Story of the American Merchant Marine
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The Story of the American Merchant Marine

By John Randolph Spears
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  • THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • CHAPTER I IN THE BEGINNING
    • CHAPTER II EARLY GROWTH
    • CHAPTER III EVOLUTION OF THE SMUGGLER AND THE PIRATE
    • CHAPTER IV BEFORE THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION
    • CHAPTER V MERCHANTMEN IN BATTLE ARRAY
    • CHAPTER VI EARLY ENTERPRISE OF THE UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE
    • CHAPTER VII FRENCH AND OTHER SPOLIATIONS
    • CHAPTER VIII THE BRITISH AGGRESSIONS
    • CHAPTER IX THE BEGINNINGS OF STEAM NAVIGATION
    • CHAPTER X PRIVATEERS, PIRATES, AND SLAVERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
    • CHAPTER XI THE HARVEST OF THE SEA BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR
    • CHAPTER XII THE PACKET LINES AND THE CLIPPERS
    • CHAPTER XIII DEEP-WATER STEAMSHIPS—PART I
    • CHAPTER XIV DEEP-WATER STEAMSHIPS—PART II
    • CHAPTER XV THE CRITICAL PERIOD
    • CHAPTER XVI DURING A HALF CENTURY OF DEPRESSION
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