America and the Sea
A Maritime History
ISBN10: 0913372811 ISBN13: 9780913372814 Contributors: Fowler, William M.; Sloan, Edward W.; Hattendorf, John B.; Safford, Jeffrey J.; German, Andrew W. Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Inc Published: Jul 1 1998 Pages: 686 Weight: 6.20lbs. Height: 12.50" Width: 9.00" Depth: 2.00" Language: English
This is the most comprehensive maritime history of the United States available today. Spanning the centuries from Native American and Viking maritime activities before Columbus through today's maritime enterprise, the text provides a new history of the US from the fundamental perspective of the sea that surrounds it, and the rivers and lakes that link its vast interior to the seacoast. It is a story that affects us all, often in surprising ways, a story that explains much about the nation and its people today.