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The Early American State “In Action”: The Federal Marine Hospitals, 1789–18601

Gautham Rao

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Beginning in 1798, the federal government deducted twenty cents per month from merchant mariners' wages to fund a network of hospitals for their care. This chapter argues that the marine hospitals ... More


Patterns of Ownership and Finance In the Greek Deep-Sea Steamship Fleet, 1880-1914

Gelina Harlaftis

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588542
eISBN:
9781786944887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588542.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay explores the rise and growth of the Greek merchant marine whilst addressing the operation of steamships and the significant role they played in 19th and 20th Century Greek shipping. The ... More


Dundee, London and the Empire in Asia

Andrew Mackillop

in Dundee: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860165
eISBN:
9781474406017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Dundee's eighteenth century has been portrayed as an ambiguous and ambivalent era, best characterised by slow if definite development. But the question of the burgh's interaction with the empire has ... More


Danish Sailors, 1570-1870

Hans Chr. Johansen

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/9780968128831.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter addresses Danish maritime history over 300 years, from 1570 to 1870. It reports ship and crew sizes in the Danish merchant marine, deep-sea fishery and whaling industries, and describes ... More


The Campaign for a Federal Fleet Corporation

Gail Radford

in The Rise of the Public Authority: Statebuilding and Economic Development in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226037691
eISBN:
9780226037868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037868.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter tells the story of the creation of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, one of the first public authority-type agencies in the United States. The story illustrates how these agencies only ... More


World War II and the Merchant Marines

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his experience as part of the Merchant Marines that fought in World War II. Haywood enlisted as a seaman in the Merchant Marine at San Pedro, California, in ... More


Baroja’s Atlantic, Beyond Slavery

Surwillo Surwillo

in Monsters by Trade: Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804788793
eISBN:
9780804791830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788793.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues for a radically new reading of the canonical author Pío Baroja. Although usually grouped with the writers in the Generation of ’98, Baroja’s prose does much more than examine ... More


Oceanic Historiography: The American Dimension

William Henry Flayhart m

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/9780969588580.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay lists and analyses vital works concerning American Oceanic history in order to encourage the continued research and publication of American maritime history. Works discussed include those ... More


People’s War, People’s Heroes? 1939–1945

Tobias Harper

in From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes: The British Honours System in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841180
eISBN:
9780191876714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841180.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the changes, controversies, and continuities of the Second World War. Unlike the honorific revolution effected by the creation and wide use of the Order of the British Empire in ... More


Finnish Sailors, 1750-1870

Yrjö Kaukiainen

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/9780968128831.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter begins with an introduction to Finnish shipping prior to 1700, before discussing in detail its expansion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and exploring the country’s ... More


German Sailors, 1650-1900

Michael North

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/9780968128831.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the German shipping industry during the years 1650–1900, and places focus on Hamburg’s merchant fleet in particular. It investigates the lives of the fleet’s sailors, including ... More


The IMM Merger and Further Consolidations in the Shipping Industry

Torsten Feys

in The Battle for the Migrants: Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869000
eISBN:
9781786944443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869000.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the International Merchant Marine (IMM) merger and consolidations in the shipping industry and how they affected the transatlantic passenger trade. It offers a close analysis of ... More


Owners and Masters: Management and Managerial Skills in the Finnish Ocean-Going Merchant Fleet, c. 1840-1880

Yijö Kaukiainen

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588542
eISBN:
9781786944887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588542.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the system of management in merchant shipping, notably the role and importance of a long-distance shipmaster, during the 1800s, and uses the Finnish merchant marine as a case ... More


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