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The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Lewis R. Fischer


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 approach by Charles Kindleberger, who claims a market is efficient if it permits free access for employer and employee, is supply and demand match balance so that wages increase, and that labour must command the same price across the market. The first four focus on the broadly defined early-modern period, and all agree on the existence of the markets but are divided over whether or not they are ef ... More

Keywords: Maritime Labour, Maritime Markets, Maritime Wages, Shipping Markets, Maritime England, European Maritime, Salem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780969588566
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis R. Fischer, editor