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Civil War Ironclads: The U.S. Navy and Industrial Mobilization

by Roberts, William H.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Retail Price: $46.95
Issue: Summer 2003
ISBN: 0801868300

In this examination of one of the more daring shipbuilding programs in history, Roberts argues that the ingenuity and resources required to make ironclads a viable instrument of war ironically proved to be the shipbuilding industry's undoing. Following the war, as urgency and available capital dwindled, the industry underwent a lengthy period of depression.

review of Civil War Ironclads: The U.S. Navy and Industrial Mobilization, by Roberts, William H., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2003).