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The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

John Armstrong


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. Each essay makes an original contribution t ... More

Keywords: British Shipping, Shipping Conferences, British Transport History, Industrialisation, Industrial Revolution, Domestic Shipping, Maritime Labour

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780986497308
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Armstrong, author

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