The Impact of Technological Change

The Early Steamship in Britain

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

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ISBN: 9780986497377

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 47

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Series Editor’s Foreword / iii About the Authors / v Introduction / 1 Chapter 1: British Steam Navigation, 1812 to the 1850s: A Bibliographical and Historiographical Review / 7 Chapter 2: Some Official Listings of “Vessels Navigated by Steam” in Britain up to 1851: Evidence and Interpretation / 31 Chapter 3: The Steamboat, Safety and the State: Government Reaction to New Technology in a Period of Laissez-Faire / 51 Chapter 4: The Steamboat and Popular Tourism / 75 Chapter 5: The Thames and Recreation, 1815-1840 / 97 Chapter 6: Steam Shipping and the Beginnings of Overseas Tourism: British Travel to North Western Europe, 1820-1850 / 119 Chapter 7: Technological Advance and Innovation: The Diffusion of the Early Steamship in the United Kingdom, 1812-1834 / 139 Chapter 8: The Steamship as an Agent of Modernisation, 1812-1840 / 165 Chapter 9: “A New and Very Modern Business:” The Traffic and Operations of the Early Steamship / 183 Chapter 10: Promotion, Speculation and Their Outcome: The “Steamship Mania” of 1824-1825 / 205 Chapter 11: The Perception and Understanding of New Technology: A Failed Attempt to Establish Transatlantic Steamship Liner Services, 1824-1828 / 225 Chapter 12: The “Norwich Explosion” of 1817: A Local Tragedy of National Significance / 245 Chapter 13: Early Steamboat Services and Their Impact in North Wales, 1817-1840s / 259 Chapter 14: The Beginnings of a New Technology: The Constructors of Early Steamboats, 1812-1822 / 277

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

300 Pages

ISBN: 9780986497377

Publication: January 1, 2011

Series: Research in Maritime History 47

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