The Transatlantic Steamship

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Title

The Transatlantic Steamship

Creator

Unknown

Date

1896-07-25

Description

During the novel The Color Purple, Nettie travels to other countries due to missionary work for her church. While she is on the ship, she writes to Celie almost everyday. The article I have found talks about how the steamboat had advanced and what it had been like in the time when Nettie traveled. It had explained how the ships were becoming bigger and bigger, and with the bigger size came faster speeds. Nettie explained how her ship (the Malaga) was three stories high, and she had a room with a bed in it. The article expresses that fast the travel had been compared to sailboats, and Nettie said it only took her two weeks to travel to England. The steamships would run on tons of coal just to get to their destinations. The article relates to The Color purple because of how often Nettie would talk about the ship. She was always intrigued by how she was always surrounded by water, and how the ship would actually work.

Contributor

Troy Serafin

Source*

"THE TRANSATLANTIC STEAMSHIP." Scientific American (1845-1908) Jul 25 1896: 52. ProQuest. 27 Apr. 2015 .

Rights

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Language

English

Publisher

Munn

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Citation

Unknown, “The Transatlantic Steamship,” American Women's Bestsellers -- Spring 2015, accessed August 18, 2019, http://202s15.cesaunders.net/items/show/164.

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