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Preserving Maritime America

Preserving Maritime America

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The United States has long been dependent on the seas, but Americans know little about their maritime history. While Britain and other countries have established national museums to nurture their seagoing traditions, America has left that responsibility to private institutions. In this first-of-its-kind history, James M. Lindgren focuses on a half-dozen of these great museums, ranging from Salem's East India Marine Society, founded in 1799, to San Francisco's Maritime Museum and New York's South Street Seaport Museum, which were established in recent decades.

Begun by activists with unique agendas-whether overseas empire, economic redevelopment, or cultural preservation-these museums have displayed the nation's complex interrelationship with the sea. Yet they all faced chronic shortfalls, as policymakers, corporations, and everyday citizens failed to appreciate the oceans' formative environment. Preserving Maritime America shows how these institutions shifted course to remain solvent and relevant and demonstrates how their stories tell of the nation's rise and decline as a commercial maritime power.
About the Author: JAMES M. LINDGREN is professor of history at the State University of New York Plattsburgh.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781625344632
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 352
  • Series Title: Public History in Historical Perspective
  • Sub Title: A Cultural History of the Nation's Great Maritime Museums
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1625344635
  • Publisher Date: 26 Nov 2019
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 454 gr

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