Author Results for J. Armstrong and D.M. Williams.

The Steamboat, Safety and the State: Government Reaction to New Technology in a Period of Laissez-Faire

By J. Armstrong and D.M. Williams.

The first commercial steam service was introduced in 1812, but the industry remained unregulated for many years. The introduction of this new technology brought opportunity and revenue, coupled with risks associated with new factors other the perils of the sea. Accidents with steam vessels could include violent explosion hence they were novel and became of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Ocean Liners & Passenger Craft