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Spanish Naval Power

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines Spain's various fleets (including in the Mediterranean galleys) in the reign of Carlos II and their crucial role in holding empire together, above all by maintaining ... More


The Course of Trade

Peter J. Marshall

in Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640355
eISBN:
9780191739279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Peace was followed by a boom in the export of British manufactured goods to the United States, payment for which was to be an acute problem. Although British merchants continued to handle a ... More


Mayhem: Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748-53

Nicholas Rogers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169621
eISBN:
9780300189063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169621.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of unemployed, including soldiers and seamen, found themselves on the streets of London ready to roister and steal. This book ... More


The Palm-Tree Shall Grow

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Lucy Ann sailed from Sydney on February 1842 for whales in the Pacific Ocean, and lost eight of its crew and its second mate on the island of Tahuata in the Marquesas, where they deserted in ... More


Manning the Fleet

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Manning the fleet was one of the greatest problems the Admiralty faced throughout the interregnum. This chapter investigates the recruitment of seamen and how they were retained despite the state's ... More


Liberty Road: The Opposition to Impressment during the Mid-Georgian Era

Nicholas Rogers

in Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201724
eISBN:
9780191674990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201724.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the opposition to impressments during the mid-century wars. It suggests that the plebs-patrician polarity is too reductive a formulation to account for the lines of ... More


Global Sea or National Backwater?: The International Labor Organization and the Quixotic Quest for Maritime Standards, 1919–1945

Leon Fink

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Merchant shipping offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers across the 19th and 20th centuries. Given powerful nation-states and a global marketplace in ... More


Changes Taking Place outside the Government

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/9789622099906.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the different changes that were taking place outside the government. These changes affected the professionals, the destitute Europeans, the army, women, and children, to name a ... More


The Earliest History of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong: From 1920 to 1926

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0016
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the earliest history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Hong Kong 1920–1926. The story of the CCP in Hong Kong may be said to begin with three men who ... More


Maritime Connections

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins by exporing the European orientation of the Royal Navy and a great deal of British and Irish merchant shipping. The focus then turns to maritime towns and cities, where seafarers ... More


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