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Voyaging to Cathay : Americans in the China trade
AuthorTamarin, Alfred H.
Glubok, Shirley
Pub. LocationNew YorkPublisherViking Press
Date1976Phys. Desc.202 p., [2] l. of plates : ill. ; 17 x 25 cm.
LocationDir. Office Gallery NorthCall NumberHF3120.T35 1976
Voyaging to Cathay : Americans in the China trade / Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok.
Includes index.

Traces the earliest contacts between the United States and China from the years following the American Revolution until the advent of the steamship.

The war for independence ends -- An unfinished voyage -- The Empress of China sails away -- A new flag at Whampoa -- Arrival at Canton -- Hong merchants in the celestial empire -- Foreign life in Canton -- Americans in the hongs -- The brew of the immortals -- A chinese secret: silk -- Ships' ballast -- Life aboard a China trader -- New York takes the lead -- The first millionaire in America -- Captains from Salem -- The Cleveland family -- Adventurers from Salem -- Boston makes its mark -- Boston's captains and merchants -- Sailing ships and cotton mills -- Sails, seals, and sandalwood -- The Baltimore clippers -- Philadelphia sends its ships -- Illegal opium -- The opium war -- The clipper ships.

Subject(s)United States--Commerce--China--History
China--Commerce--History--18th-19th centuries
China--Commerce--United States--History
China trade art--United States
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute Library [ASCC]Rec. #18467
ISBN0670748579 ; 9780670748570LCCN75014415OCLC1365165