The city of Salem, Massachusetts, was known as the Venice of the New World and deservedly so: It specialized in maritime trade and amassed great wealth in the process. A number of factors drove this success, including enterprising entrepreneurs and sailors who risked their lives amid the many dangers of maritime journeys.
A National Park Handbook, this volume is a rich resource detailing various aspects of the history of the city, including its traders and trade, its ships, and the crews that manned them. Packed with historical details as well as photos and illustrations, it is an excellent resource to consult before, during and after a trip to Salem Maritime National Historic Site.
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