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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


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


The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

Matthew Taylor Raffety

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924007
eISBN:
9780226924014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924014.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the years before the Civil War, many Americans saw the sea as a world apart, an often violent and insular culture governed by its own definitions of honor and ruled by its own authorities. The ... More


Epilogue: Contribution and Cost

Robb Robinson

in Fishermen, the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea: A Forgotten History?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786941756
eISBN:
9781789623222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941756.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes Sir Edwin Lutyens's memorial to 35,000 fishermen and merchant seamen killed in the Great War, which have no grave but the sea. It recounts the crucial role the fishermen played ... More


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