Category Archives: History

Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition | Cato Institute

https://www.cato.org/events/republic-peril-american-empire-liberal-tradition

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Speed under sail during the early Industrial Revolution | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

The consensus among economic (but not maritime) historians that maritime technology was more or less stagnant for 300 years until iron steamships appeared in the mid-19th century is largely based on indirect measures, such as changes in the cost of shipping freight or the length of voyages. This column instead looks directly at how the speed of ships in different winds

Source: Speed under sail during the early Industrial Revolution | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal