Merchant shipping has developed, and exists at present, in an environment colored by the influences of many factors. This paper concerns itself with an identification and study of those factors as they relate to the development of the American merchant fleet, and as they apply to the status of that fleet today.
Porter, Rufus C.
"American Merchant Shipping—A Recurring National Dilemma,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol15/iss8/3