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Norwegian Whale Gunners and How They Are Paid

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers Walsh's extensive cultural anthropology on Norwegian whaling ships and the whale gunners. In the past, whale gunners were paid for each whale killed regardless of its size. ... More


Other Kinds of Soldiers

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

in The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

This chapter considers the military service of other types of soldiers (hobelars; armed men; crossbowmen; gunners; support personnel; replacements) in the Hundred Years War. We describe their ... More


Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Ray Costello

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and ‘top men’, working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, ... More


The Bombardment

Earl J. Hess

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826485
eISBN:
9781469603001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898390_hess.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Rebel bombardment. The Confederates sought to reduce Union artillery power significantly so the infantry would not be punished so severely when it attacked. A second ... More


Emotional Attachments: Iron Hands, their Makers, and their Wearers, 1450–1600

John Gagné

in Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802648
eISBN:
9780191840944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802648.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Medieval History

This study of iron hands situates prosthetics at the nexus of several confluent craft fields in the late Middle Ages. In particular, it shows the way that the technology behind these body attachments ... More


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