The Coast Guard Expands 1865-1915: New Roles, New Frontiers

Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A. Naval Inst Pr, 1996. Hard Cover. Cloth, 293 pps. with index, bibliography. Illustrated. The third entry in a series of works covering the history of the United States Coast Guard and its forerunners. This volume picks up the story at the close of the Civil War and follows through the years when the service was known as the Revenue Cutter Service after which, in 1915, Congress united it with the U.S. Life Saving Service to create the modern-day Coast Guard. During this period, the service assisted with the needs of the U.S. maritime establishmenbt but also servedas an adjunct to the Navy (fighting along side it during the Spanish American War). It expanded its role into humanitarian areas where, for instance, it resuced whalers in Alaska and saved the natives for starvation, assisted victims of the San Franciso earthquake, helped prevent the spread of yellow fever in the Gulf of Mexico and provided medical care to deep-sea fishermen. A very fine, fresh copy in equally fine dust jacket. / Yes. Item #E2427
ISBN: 155750458X

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