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Shipbuilding in Colonial America

Joseph A. Goldenberg

BUY Cloth · 306 pp. · 6.125 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813905884 · $39.50 · Mar 1976

This is the first general survey of shipbuilding in colonial America. It is based extensively on original research of merchant papers, legislative and judicial records, shipping registers, and insurance lists from the period. Familiar with both maritime and traditional colonial history, Joseph A. Goldenberg presents a balanced picture of the growth of the industry, encompassing social, labor, political, maritime, and economic history.

About the Author(s): 

Joseph A. Goldenberg is Associate Professor of History at Virginia State College.

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