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A ‘most miserable business’1: naval officers’ experiences of slave-trade suppression

Mary Wills

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Mary Wills assesses officers’ experiences of naval suppression, with particular attention to their emotional commitment to the cause. Examination of their personal testimonies of daily life on the ... More


Aftermath: global reverberations, self-help, alien status and further riots

in Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312007.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the short- and longer-term effects of the port riots, including the situation faced by black British workers and their families in the inter-war period and the government ... More


The Americans

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the Americans in Hong Kong. It begins with a discussion of American navy sailors, who were members of the largest American fleet ever assembled during the time. It then looks ... More


The Arrival of Foreign Ships

Alastair Couper

in Sailors and Traders: A Maritime History of the Pacific Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832391
eISBN:
9780824869946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832391.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the arrival of foreign ships in the Pacific Islands, with particular emphasis on the relationships between foreign sailors and the local maritime communities. It first considers ... More


‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together’: Prostitutes, Clients, and Seafaring

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sketches a profile of the Amsterdam prostitutes, and of their main clients, the sailors. Statistics and data from the judicial records enable to construct a collective biography of the ... More


Birth of the Social Worker

in The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238003
eISBN:
9781846317354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317354.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of the social worker in Liverpool. It explains that the First World War brought mass deprivation and acceptance of state intervention and the ... More


Black 1919: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

Jacqueline Jenkinson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312007
eISBN:
9781846315138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315138
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The riots that broke out in various British port cities in 1919 were a dramatic manifestation of a wave of global unrest that affected Britain, parts of its empire, continental Europe and North ... More


Blighty

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter talks about the Black Loyalists. The increase in the employment of black sailors meant that those surviving the validities of the voyage would often set down in Britain's ports. Black ... More


Blood Memories

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

in Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the violent legacies that emerged in the Middle Passage by documenting open battles and the counter-resistive measures that sailors used against bondpeople. Focusing on the ... More


British and African health in the anti-slave-trade squadron

John Rankin

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719085116
eISBN:
9781781708934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Extraordinary mortality rates in the West African Squadron ensured that physical wellbeing was foremost among the concerns of those to whom the task of implementing naval suppression fell. Combining ... More


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