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The Resource With sails whitening every sea : mariners and the making of an American maritime empire, Brian Rouleau

With sails whitening every sea : mariners and the making of an American maritime empire, Brian Rouleau

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With sails whitening every sea : mariners and the making of an American maritime empire
Title
With sails whitening every sea
Title remainder
mariners and the making of an American maritime empire
Statement of responsibility
Brian Rouleau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Many Americans in the Early Republic era saw the seas as another field for national aggrandizement. With a merchant marine that competed against Britain for commercial supremacy and a whaling fleet that circled the globe, the United States sought a maritime empire to complement its territorial ambitions in North America. In With Sails Whitening Every Sea, Brian Rouleau argues that because of their ubiquity in foreign ports, American sailors were the principal agents of overseas foreign relations in the early republic. Their everyday encounters and more problematic interactions--barroom brawling, sexual escapades in port-city bordellos, and the performance of blackface minstrel shows--shaped how the United States was perceived overseas. Rouleau details both the mariners' "working-class diplomacy" and the anxieties such interactions inspired among federal authorities and missionary communities, who saw the behavior of American sailors as mere debauchery. Indiscriminate violence and licentious conduct, they feared, threatened both mercantile profit margins and the nation's reputation overseas. As Rouleau chronicles, the world's oceans and seaport spaces soon became a battleground over the terms by which American citizens would introduce themselves to the world. But by the end of the Civil War, seamen were no longer the nation's principal ambassadors. Hordes of wealthy tourists had replaced seafarers, and those privileged travelers moved through a world characterized by consolidated state and corporate authority. Expanding nineteenth-century America's master narrative beyond the water's edge, With Sails Whitening Every Sea reveals the maritime networks that bound the Early Republic to the wider world
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Rouleau, Brian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
United States in the world
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  • Sailors
  • Sea-power
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Sailors
  • Sea-power
  • United States
  • Außenpolitik
  • Seemacht
  • Seemann
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
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With sails whitening every sea : mariners and the making of an American maritime empire, Brian Rouleau
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born to rule the seas -- Schoolhouses afloat -- Jim Crow girdles the globe -- Maritime destiny as manifest destiny -- A maritime empire of moral depravity -- An intimate history of maritime empire -- Making do at the margins of maritime empire -- Epilogue: out of the sailor's den, into the tourist trap
Control code
ocn904979477
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 268 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455087
Lccn
2014024630
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455087
Other physical details
illustraions, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt9xz6kr
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904979477
Label
With sails whitening every sea : mariners and the making of an American maritime empire, Brian Rouleau
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born to rule the seas -- Schoolhouses afloat -- Jim Crow girdles the globe -- Maritime destiny as manifest destiny -- A maritime empire of moral depravity -- An intimate history of maritime empire -- Making do at the margins of maritime empire -- Epilogue: out of the sailor's den, into the tourist trap
Control code
ocn904979477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455087
Lccn
2014024630
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455087
Other physical details
illustraions, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt9xz6kr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904979477

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