The Suez Canal and World Shipping, 1869-1914

  title={The Suez Canal and World Shipping, 1869-1914},
  author={Max Ellis Fletcher},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={556 - 573}
  • M. E. Fletcher
  • Published 1 December 1958
  • History
  • The Journal of Economic History
The opening of the Suez Canal took place in a century crowded revolutionary changes in the shipping world. In sharp contrast to the slow pace of change and development in the preceding era, major changes occurred in almost every sector of the shipping industry in the nineteenth century. While many of the new departures can be explained, at least in part, by the application of the techniques of the Industrial Revolution to shipping, the opening of Suez went far to accelerate and give direction… 

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