I used these keywords in JSTOR: ((u.s. civil war innovation) AND (ships)) AND (shipwreck). This section of the book can be found on this link.
The resource explores and lays out the different ways shipwrecks can be used as primary sources for archaeological studies and as lenses for historical contexts and other means of interpretations. The chapter builds on existing papers and studies on shipwreck research as evidence and identifies different ways of conducting them. The resource is important as it provides a new lens for the academic community in viewing primary evidence like shipwrecks which might aid other researches as complementary evidence. In regards for our thesis, reading this will inform us on how to utilize our data and how to interpret it so that we can gain some insights on the historical context. In this case, our historical context is war periods (World War II).
Sheard, Bradley. Lost Voyages: Two Centuries of Shipwrecks in the Approaches to New York. Quest, 1998.
While doing academic research through Google Scholar, I searched “Rio Tercero sinking” to find more information about certain warships. The link to this book online can be found here
This book describes several shipwrecks that happened to occur along the coast of New Jersey. It contains narratives of how the shipwrecks occurred, where, and by which U-boat. It pulls from several archives as well as newspaper articles and anecdotes. This resource is important because it provides historical background to how these shipwrecks played a role in New Jersey and also the progress of the war. The resource supports our dataset by better painting a picture of why these shipwrecks were so important to New Jersey and the role the U-boats had in making New Jersey an important state in this critical time.
Gannon, Michael. Operation Drumbeat the Dramatic True Story of Germany’s First U-boats: Attacks along the American Coast in World War II. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.
While searching for academic resources for “Operation Drumbeat,” I kept finding reviews of the book on JSTOR. I wanted to read the book and downloaded it through Kindle Reader.
This resource describes Operation Drumbeat during World War II and draws mainly from original archival documents, interviews with surviving principals, and from published works. This resource is important because it highlights the importance of this operation, especially since it sank most of the ships in the Atlantic waters, which affected the coast of New Jersey. It was an important framework for our timeline and explained why most of the shipwrecks during wartime in the New Jersey coast was during 1942. It provides context to how unprepared the U.S. navy was for what was to come.
This book was retrieved from JSTOR when searching for “Battle of the Atlantic” and “World War II”.
This book describes the Battle of the Atlantic and provides background to the importance of the naval battle during World War II. It also provides context to other World War II events that may have affected New Jersey, such as the the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the nuclear bombings. It uses primarily archival sources as evidence, such as the National Archives, Kew from the United Kingdom and the National ARchives and Records Administration from College Park, Maryland. This resource helps highlight the historical context of the Battle of the Atlantic and the overall impact of each significant event. The resource also explains how flight and airplanes were used to destroy the U-boat army and the use of U-boats. It was especially important for us to understand how to set the tone for our project.
I found this article by searching the keywords “shipwreck” and “navy” in the UCLA Library ArticlesPlus database powered by ProQuest. A link to the article is included in the above citation.
This secondary source explores the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines into the British Royal Navy post-World War II, and how this technological advancement affected images of national power in the civil culture within Britain. Evidence for public opinion includes headlines and articles from prominent British newspapers such as the Daily Mail and the Manchester Guardian. Redford also examines the politics behind naming various submarines and how officials sought to use ship names to shape public opinion. Notably, this article highlights the transitional period of Britain after the war and its collapse as a financial, economic, and military world power. As a resource for our project, it serves to help us imagine how shipwrecks and shipbuilding in and near New Jersey affected the surrounding culture.
I found this article by searching the keywords “US” and “navy” in the UCLA Library ArticlesPlus database powered by ProQuest. A link to the article is included in the above citation.
This article outlines the historical development of the US shipbuilding industry from 1890 until 1989, beginning as an industry of international insignificance to eventually become an aggressive naval powerhouse. Using individual ship records and information from published sources, it maps different areas of naval construction throughout this century to highlight geographical shifts in the shipbuilding industry. This resource is important not only because it comprehensively tracks the development of the shipbuilding industry but also because of its implications for studying regional economy and identity. Thus, we can use the information contained in this article to examine how the regional economy and identity of New Jersey might have changed over time as a result of changes in the significance of its shipbuilding industry.
This article provides information on war tactics used by German U-boats to attack ships off the coast of New Jersey. The evidence is based on historical events, and government documents. It is important because it directly focuses on the timeframe used in our project. This source connects with our thesis by emphasising the impact WWII had on New Jersey.
This article was retrieved from ebscohost searching keywords “WWII” and “Navy”.
The article covers the battle of the Atlantic that took place in various locations across the Atlantic ocean, specifically off the coast of Britain and America. German submarines were circulating across the ocean, and once they were destroyed at a high rate, the German Navy pulled them from American shores. This information is important because it correlates with our database.
McMahon, William H. South Jersey towns, history and legend V.12. p, 47, 86, 193, 330, 346. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1973.
This book was retrieved by searching in UCLA Library Melvyl “New Jersey shipwreck” and choosing “non-fiction”. This is not an e-book so I checked out the book from front desk in SRLF.
This collection of books has records of US’s naval operation during WWII, and this volume covers the greatest naval battle, Battle for Leyte Gulf. In this battle, New Jersey served as an important transition point for battleships and the navy, and there are several operations happened here. It provides information about routes of these operations, as well as the reason and results of these battle. We can use this historical record to combine with our data to see more detailed stories about ships during this particular battle in WWII.
Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of United States naval operations in World War II . P236-240. Boston: Little, Brown, 1947-62.
This book was retrieved by searching in UCLA Library Melvyl “World War II naval”. This is not an e-book so I checked out the book from 3rd floor in YRL.
This book is a holistic overview of New Jersey’s history, and the part that is related to our research topic is New Jersey’s history in shipbuilding and sailing. First of all, the book provides a big picture of New Jersey, which helps our research with finding details in each location. As New Jersey is next to the ocean, several counties in New Jersey had rich history in shipbuilding, reflecting their ocean and shipping culture. The book has a particular interesting section about shipbuilding and shipwreck in towns in Atlantic Country. This helps to give a comparison about marine lives before and after WWII.
New Jersey (Battleship: BB-62). War Log: U.S.S New Jersey, 1943-1945. Place of publication and publisher not identified, 1945.
This book was retrieved by searching in UCLA Library Melvyl “New Jersey battleship” . This is not an e-book so I checked out the book from front desk in SRLF.
This book is an interesting record of battleships’ photos, missions, routes from New Jersey to different parts of the world from December 7th 1942 to September 16th 1945, which is almost the whole duration of World War II. It has a maps illustrating the routes, and war log describing every once in a while something happened to the navy’s mission, like natural disaster or encounter with other battleships. The whole book is not very long and contain precious photos about daily life on the battleship and the war. It serves as a great background resource for our data’s narrative. Also, it provides precious data and information about ships during World War II as a complement of our data.
Harpster, Matthew.“Shipwreck Identity, Methodology, and Nautical Archaeology.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 20, no. 4 (2013): 588-622.
I searched “shipwreck”, “war”, and “history” on JSTOR.
Harpster argues that the methods used in identifying and archiving shipwrecks currently are too narrative based and as a result, subject to biases and gaps in data. To do so, Harpster uses a collection of data from The International Journal of Archaeology over a time period of thirty six years. The resource critiques methods of documenting data in nautical archaeology and causes people to re-evaluate the data that already exists in this field. This article will remind us to be critical of the data we use in our project and tie in existing issues about research methods in the nautical archaeology field to the data that is utilized to prove our thesis in order to acknowledge our own biases in our research.
Moore, James. “Long-Term Corrosion Processes of Iron and Steel Shipwrecks in the Marine Environment: A Review of Current Knowledge.” Journal of Maritime Archaeology 10, no. 3 (2015): 191-204.
I found ArticlesPlus through the UCLA Library website on the Database by Subject page under “Not Sure Where To Start?”. After that, I searched “shipwreck” and “history” to find the article.
Moore argues that as technology for the construction of ships has been progressing over time, so has the methodologies for evaluating the efficacy of their construction. He does so by doing case studies of the corrosion evidenced in certain shipwrecks during specified time periods such as the 19th century to the present day and comparing their various levels of corrosion. These findings argue that there are environmental factors that encourage technological advancements in maritime technology. As a result, this article will help us show what specific nautical advancements were implemented during wartimes and how these improved over time.