Well-condensed account of U.S. maritime, commercial and diplomatic, relations with China from the first ""honest"" trading...

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YANKEE SHIPS IN CHINA SEAS

Well-condensed account of U.S. maritime, commercial and diplomatic, relations with China from the first ""honest"" trading trip of the Empress of China in 1784 to the air clippers of the late '30's, this gives competent coverage to the pioneers of sail, steam and wings, to those self-reliant individuals who acted for themselves or who organized business venturos. A record, too, of intellectual as well as commercial cargoes; of sea captains, pirates, captives; missionaries, mutinies, massacres, women, philosophers, adventurers, etc.; of the bitter British and American competition for the trade; of tea, cloth, paper, whale oil, guano, opium, and slave coollie trade; of the cra of gallant ships and tea, clippers and vast incentive; of formless to important policies:-- all in all a record both proud and embarrassing.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1946

ISBN: 1406777366

Page Count: -

Publisher: Hastings House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946