Survivors of the Titanic Essay by Research Group

Survivors of the Titanic
This papers analyzes the events around the rescue of the approximately 700 of the Titanic's more than 2,200 passengers.
# 26989 | 1,506 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 22, 2003 in History (British) , Engineering (Construction) , History (U.S. 1900-1930)

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The paper looks at several sources, including first-hand accounts of survivors, to discover what were the events that led to the rescue of some passengers when the majority did not survive the sinking ship. The writer brings in several theories from the rescue of women and children only to the inability of non-English speakers to understand the full scope of the impending tragedy.

From the Paper:

"On 10 April 1912, the American-owned British-operated White Star liner Titanic departed from the Irish port of Queenstown on her maiden voyage. She carried approximately 2,228 passengers and crew, including 1,697 men (12 years of age and older) and 528 women and children (Geller 8). Four days later, on April 14, 1912, the Titanic sank two hours and 40 minutes after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic (Geller 8). Titanic was built in a period of history called the Edwardian Era in Britain, La Belle Epoque in France and the Gilded Age in America (Geller 13). The period was characterized by the Industrial Revolution, which helped fuel a change in the traditional society."

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