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Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Paul C. van Royen (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume collects a series of reports from maritime historians across Europe, aiming to provide a coherent historical trajectory of the lives of European sailors and their dealings with the ... More


The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Lewis R. Fischer (ed.)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume collects eight essays that all attempt to answer two key concerns: did markets for seafarers exist in the age of sail; and, if so, were these markets efficient? The question was initially ... More


The Efficiency of Maritime Labour Markets in the Age of Sail: The Post-1850 Norwegian Experience

Lewis R. Fischer

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Lewis R. Fischer addresses the imbalance of wages in Norwegian maritime markets and finds that despite the integration from local to regional markets, the system remained inefficient.


The Historians and Maritime Labour, c. 1850-1930

Luke Trainor

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

The essay discusses maritime labour within the closely linked markets of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It focuses on the rights of labour workers and addresses the effect that unionism, ... More


Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

James Reveley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007350
eISBN:
9781786944696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This study is bookended by two major events in New Zealand’s maritime history. The first is the 1951 waterfront dispute that led to the dissolution of the Waterside Workers’ Union (WWU) and the ... More


Sail and Steam: Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007374
eISBN:
9781786944672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This collection provides a tribute to the career of maritime historian Yrjö Kaukiainen, composed upon his retirement from the University of Helsinki. It collects seventeen of his maritime essays ... More


Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Lars U. Scholl

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both ... More


Maritime History as Global History

Maria Fusaro and Amélia Polónia (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497339
eISBN:
9781786944511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This study aims to provide new insights into the connections between maritime history and global history. It demonstrates the significance of maritime activity as a conduit of global exchange by ... More


Labour Relations and Labour Costs

Basil Mogridge

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter, provided by Basil Mogridge, explores the maritime labour system in twentieth century Britain. It is particularly concerned with the nature of strikes, but also explores wages, manning, ... More


Maritime Labour in the Netherlands, 1570-1870

Karel Davids

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a survey on aggregate data on maritime labour in the Netherlands. It explores the existing historical record on maritime labour and argues for an increase in micro-level ... More


Maritime History in Australia

Malcolm Tull

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay presents Australia as a maritime nation and explores the recent upsurge of public and academic interest in its maritime heritage. It covers a broad spectrum of maritime research, including ... More


Management, Finance and Industrial Relations in Maritime Industries: Essays in International Maritime and Business History

Simon Ville and David M. Williams (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588542
eISBN:
9781786944887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588542.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume seeks to explore the vast history of international maritime business, focussing on themes of management, finance, and labour. Each essay considers the economics of maritime industries and ... More


The “National” Maritime Labour Market: Looking for Common Characteristics

Paul C. van Royen

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This initial chapter attempts to provide a survey of the Western European maritime labour market between 1570 and 1870, but in doing so addresses the difficulties in finding reliable and precise ... More


Maritime Transport and Migration: The Connections between Maritime and Migration Networks

Torsten Feys, Lewis R. Fischer, Stephane Hoste, and Stephen Vanfraechem (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893434
eISBN:
9781786944610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893434.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This study explores the connection between global maritime and migration networks to better understand the acceleration of the transatlantic migration rate that took place in the latter half of the ... More


Finnish and International Maritime Labour in the Age of Sail: Was There a Market?

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Yrjo Kaukiainen considers Finland’s history of interconnected local maritime labour markets, but also struggles to quantify their ‘efficiency’ after also taking issue with the ambiguous phrase.


The Danish Maritime Labour Market, 1880-1900

Morten Hahn-Pedersen and Pout Holm

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Morten Hahn-Pedersen and Poul Holm consider the fishing and shipping markets in Denmark and believe the wage inconsistencies reflect an inefficient system.


Political Issues

Elisabeth Solvang Koren

in New Directions in Norwegian Maritime History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497360
eISBN:
9781786944481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497360.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section approaches the political issues that concerned Norwegian shipping as part of the international shipping industry, from four separate angles. The first explores the Norwegian Health ... More


The International Maritime Labour Market (Sixteenth-Nineteenth Centuries)

Jan Lucassen

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the modes of the recruitment of seamen in European countries with changing economic positions from the sixteenth to nineteenth century. It discusses the four divisions of ... More


Maritime Labour

Frank Broeze

in The Globalisation of the Oceans: Containerisation from the 1950s to the Present

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007336
eISBN:
9781786944719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the social impact that containerisation - and the drastic topographical and economic changes to the shipping industry - had upon the livliehoods of maritime labourers. It ... More


British Sailors, 1775-1870

Sarah Palmer and David M. Williams

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a study of British seamen in the “age of sail” and analyses how Britain became the undisputed maritime world power in both mercantile and naval terms. It looks at the country’s ... More


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