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People, Place and Power on the Nineteenth-Century Waterfront

Sailortown

Authors: Milne, Graeme J.

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  • First book to focus on this area of historyBridges gaps between urban and maritime historiesExplores the growing fields of global and oceanic histories

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About this book

This book explores the tenuous existence of seafarers, divided between their time on the ocean and their residence in sailortown economies geared to exploit them. Particular attention is given both to the contribution of seafarers as a global workforce into the nineteenth century, and to their help in creating vibrant multicultural enclaves in port cities worldwide. In addition, research explores the scandalized opinions of outside observers, challenging ideas about public behavior and relationships. Sailortown myths persisted far into the twentieth century, to the detriment of older waterfront districts and their residents, and readers will find this book is invaluable in casting new light on forgotten communities, whose lives bridged urban, maritime and global histories.

About the authors

Graeme J. Milne is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He works on urban, maritime and economic history, and is the author of North East England, 1850-1914 (2006) and Trade and Traders in mid-Victorian Liverpool (2000).

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“This book provides the reader with a thorough, detailed and nuanced understanding of sailortown during the nineteenth century. … Milne’s book shines a light on a much under-researched area that has fallen between the historical sub-themes of maritime and urban history. … Milne has produced a book which will undoubtedly become an important contribution to both urban and maritime history.” (Brad Beaven, The International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 29 (3), August, 2017)  


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33159-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33158-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81442-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
People, Place and Power on the Nineteenth-Century Waterfront
Book Subtitle
Sailortown
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33158-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81442-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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