Book Review – ‘Emigrant Clippers to Australia: The Black Ball Line, its operation, people and ships, 1852–1871’ by Michael Stammers

By Graeme J. Milne, published November 2020


This is a very much revised version of Michael Stammers’s 1978 book The Passage Makers. Well aware of the major developments in maritime and business history in the generation since the original book was published, Stammers has incorporated a wealth of new archival material as well as referencing a substantial amount of the research done by other scholars. The result is an important reassessment of the way that small Victorian shipping firms took on the major challenges and opportunities presented by intercontinental trade and migration in the age of sail….

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Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft

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