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Michael D. Thompson. Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and
Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port. Carolina Lowcountry and
the Atlantic World Series.
Douglas Peifer. Choosing War: Presidential Decisions in the Maine,
Lusitania, and Panay Incidents. New York Oxford University Press,
2016. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026868-8.
Reviewed by Edward Rhodes (George Mason University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach
As they try to steer the American ship of state through the world's
conflict-filled waters in search of a safe, happy harbor on the
future's shore, American presidents risk encounters with the icebergs
Jenny MacLeod. Gallipoli. Great Battles Series. Oxford Oxford
University Press, 2015. 256 pp.
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Philip MacDougall’s latest work joins a growing literature that sets sail from land-locked history to chart human interactions on the open water.
Theodore Binnema. Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. xvi + 458 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4697-1; $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4426-1475-8.The
Reviewed by Andy Forney (USMA West Point, Department of History)
Published on H-War (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey
Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford
World History Series. Oxford Oxford University Press, 2013.
Illustrations, maps. 172 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7;
$44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.
Reviewed by Anirudh Deshpande
Published on H-Asia (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha
Deshpande on Alpers
The place of the Indian Ocean in world history is unique because it
has been a crossroads for three continents of the Old World and the
James M. McPherson. War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate
Navies, 1861-1865. Littlefield History of the Civil War Era Series.
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Maps. 277 pp.
n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3588-3.
Reviewed by Charles Wexler (Auburn University)
Published on H-CivWar (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
A Brief Look at the Civil War at Sea
The US Navy and its role in the Civil War has received increased
Rainer F. Buschmann, Edward R. Slack, James B. Tueller. Navigating the Spanish Lake: The Pacific in the Iberian world, 1521-1898. Honolulu University of Hawai'i Press, 2014. xii + 182 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3824-9.
Reviewed by: John Buaas (Butler Community College)
Published on: H-War (June, 2015)
Commissioned by: Margaret Sankey
Joanne M. Ferraro. Venice: History of the Floating City. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Maps, illustrations. 310 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60661-2.
Reviewed by Brian N. Becker (Delta State University) Published on H-Maritime (May, 2018) Commissioned by Donna Sinclair (Central Michigan University)
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Katherine Archibald. Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity. Originally published by University of California Press, 1947. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. lxxxii + 244 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07386-1.
Reviewed by Stephen Gilford (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Maritime (April, 2008)
Ira Dye. Uriah Levy: Reformer of the Antebellum Navy. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xii + 299 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3004-3.
Reviewed by Jennifer Speelman (Department of History, The Citadel) Published on H-Maritime (January, 2008)
Trials and Tribulations of a Jewish Naval Officer
Donald R. Hickey. Don't Give Up the Ship!: Myths of the War of 1812. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006. xxvi + 430 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03179-3.
Reviewed by Claire Phelan (Department of History, Texas Christian University) Published on H-Maritime (June, 2007)
Mr. Madison's Forgotten War
William N. Still, Jr. Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xxviii + 742 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2987-0.
Reviewed by Michael Besch (Department of History, Concordia University) Published on H-Maritime (June, 2007)
The Monograph to End All Monographs
Angus Curry. The Officers of the CSS Shenandoah. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xiv + 428 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2943-6.
Reviewed by Kenneth J. Blume (Department of Arts and Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy) Published on H-Maritime (May, 2007)
Conflict and Tensions on a Confederate Cruiser
Arthur Donovan, Joseph Bonney. The Box That Changed the World: Fifty Years of Container Shipping- An Illustrated History. East Windsor: Commonwealth Business Media, 2006. xxiii + 261 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-891131-95-0.
Reviewed by William J. Schmid (The California Maritime Academy, California State University) Published on H-Maritime (May, 2007)
Thinking inside the Box
Helen M. Rozwadowski. Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Earle. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2005. xiv + 276 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01691-0.
Reviewed by Harold Burstyn (L. C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University) Published on H-Maritime (February, 2007)
Scientists Go To Sea
Joshua M. Smith. Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. x + 160 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2986-3.
Reviewed by Chris Magra (Department on History, The California State University at Northridge) Published on H-Maritime (December, 2006)
John H. Schroeder. Commodore John Rodgers: Paragon of the Early American Navy. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xvi + 255 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2963-4.
Reviewed by Jennifer Speelman (Department of History, The Citadel) Published on H-Maritime (December, 2006)
A Forgotten Naval Hero