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Mansel Blackford

Mansel G. Blackford works in the field of business history in the Department of History of The Ohio State University. He is the author, most recently, of Fragile Paradise: The Impact of Tourism on Maui, 1959-2000 (2001), Pathways to the Present: U.S. Development and Its Consequences in the Pacific (2007), and The Rise of Modern Business: Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Japan, and China (2008). He is currently writing Fishers and Over-Fishing: Experiences in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, 1976-2006. His father was a pioneer in the development of Alaska's king crab industry as the captain of the Deep Sea, a combined trawler-processor, in the 1940s and 1950s.