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Engines of empire : steamships and the Victorian imagination / Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.

Author/creator Burgess, Douglas R., Jr. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016.
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Introduction : annihilating space -- Phantasmagoria : steam and spectacle in the public sphere -- Selling the Mammoth : the commodification of wonder -- Leviathans : ships as fantasy -- Honor and glory crowning time : disaster sermons and the cult of technology -- Ordinary escapes : American steamboats and the masquerade of class -- One small iron country : social hierarchies on the North Atlantic -- Vandals abroad : travelogues and the pleasure cruise -- The dollars are coming : steam tourism and the transformation of space -- Tiffin for griffins : educating imperial administrators on the long voyage -- The floating Kaiser : steamships and national identity -- Sitting in darkness : critiquing imperialism from the top deck -- Conclusion : transportation is civilization.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Burgess, Douglas R., Jr., author. Engines of empire Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016 9780804798983
LCCN 2015045652
ISBN9780804798068 (cloth : alk. paper)

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