People, Place and Power on the Nineteenth-Century Waterfront: Sailortown

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Springer, 24. aug. 2016 - 266 sider
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This book explores the tenuous existence of seafarers, divided between their time on the ocean and their residence in sailortown economies geared to exploit them. Particular attention is given both to the contribution of seafarers as a global workforce into the nineteenth century, and to their help in creating vibrant multicultural enclaves in port cities worldwide. In addition, research explores the scandalized opinions of outside observers, challenging ideas about public behavior and relationships. Sailortown myths persisted far into the twentieth century, to the detriment of older waterfront districts and their residents, and readers will find this book is invaluable in casting new light on forgotten communities, whose lives bridged urban, maritime and global histories.
 

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Indhold

Introduction
1
The Seafarer in the Age of Sail
30
The MaritimeUrban Frontier
63
Crimps and Crimping
103
Visions of Home
138
The State in Sailortown
179
Legacies Sailortown in the Twentieth Century
212
Conclusion
233
Sources and Bibliography
237
Index
259
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Om forfatteren (2016)

Graeme J. Milne is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He works on urban, maritime and economic history, and is the author of North East England, 1850-1914 (2006) and Trade and Traders in mid-Victorian Liverpool (2000).

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