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The East India Marine Society Museum was one of the most influential collecting institutions in nineteenth-century America. From 1799 to 1867, when Salem, Massachusetts, was a premier American port and launching pad for international trade, the museum’s collection developed at a nexus of global exchange, with donations of artwork, crafts, and flora and fauna pouring in from distant ports of call. At a time when the country was filled with Barnum-esque exhibitions, visitors to this museum could circumnavigate the globe and gain an understanding of the world and their place within it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. viii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. x-xv
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  1. Collecting the Globe
  1. Introduction: “A Cabinet, that every mariner may possess the history of the world”
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Origins
  2. pp. 12-51
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  1. “May resources from the ambition of its members continue to accomplish its design”
  2. pp. 52-68
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  1. "Gathered, with cost and pains, from every clime”
  2. pp. 69-106
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  1. Exhibition and Display
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. Visitor Experiences
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. Conclusion: “That thus their exploits, on the ocean wave, from age to age might still be handed down”
  2. pp. 157-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-227
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781613767146
Related ISBN
9781625344717
MARC Record
OCLC
1142098897
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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