Atlantic Kingdom: America's Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam

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Author: John A. Butler Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 280 Atlantic Kingdom pays tribute to the Americans who challenged Cunard, the shipping company that held a monopoly on North Atlantic trade routes in the nineteenth century. In an era when civilisation first grappled with large-scale technology and creative industries promised a new standard of living, competition for control over maritime trade was fierce. Cornelius Vanderbilt and P. T. Barnum were among those who battled like mythical gods for...

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