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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


People of the Northern Seas

Lewis R. Fischer and Walter Minchinton (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588528
eISBN:
9781786944917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588528.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume aims to continue the expansion of maritime history beyond the narrow definition - ‘the study of ships’ - to include all people involved in seagoing activities. The volume consists of ... 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


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


Imperial Identity in Colonial Minds: Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the League of Coloured Peoples, founded in London in 1931 by Jamaican physician Harold Moody, used a colonial version of Britishness — one that respected traditional Western ... 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 and Aviation Offences

Michael Hirst

in Jurisdiction and the Ambit of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245390
eISBN:
9780191715013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245390.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter is concerned with extraterritorial issues. Its primary focus is on things done on or in the sea, or in the air, beyond the territorial limits; but it also addresses offences committed ... More


Epilogue

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/UPO9781846317675.014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It has been demonstrated in this book that seafarers of the African Diaspora have served British interests from at least the reign of the Tudors up to the present day. The black seafarers in Britain ... More


/ Corporate Containment: Refugee Seafarers on the Seas of Transnational Labor

April Shemak

in Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After spending months trapped aboard a nonfunctioning ship in Brooklyn Harbor, Esteban Gaitán, the protagonist of Francisco Goldman's novel The Ordinary Seaman (1997), tells those he meets when he ... More


The Second World War

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/UPO9781846317675.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the lives of the black sailors during the Second World War. During the war, press reports favoured black seamen. Examples of personal bravery exhibited by individual black ... More


The Nationalist Solution: The La Follette Act of 1915 and the Janus Face of Progressive Reform

Leon Fink

in Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink.7
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter shows how nineteenth-century American seamen and their advocates had long called for “emancipation” from coercive regulations. By the end of the century, workers in this most “unfree” of ... More


The Road to Recovery: From Philosophy to History, 1849–56

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the slow and far from certain emergence of Froude as an historian. The very audacity of his fictional techniques combine with the deeply disturbing nature of their moral ... More


Educating Carlyle’s Orphans: Time, 1889–94

Ciaran Brady

in James Anthony Froude: An Intellectual Biography of a Victorian Prophet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668038
eISBN:
9780191748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668038.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In light of the popular success and intellectual failure of Froude’s travel-writing, this chapter looks at his efforts to inspire a moral rejuvenation by a return to history-writing. An analysis of ... More


An Intimate History of Early America’s Maritime Empire

Brian Rouleau

in With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the intimate realm of the U.S. maritime empire and argues that sex and ideas about sexuality were crucial to mediating relations between seamen and the societies overseas ... More


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