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Those Emblems of Hell?European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870$
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Paul C. van Royen

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128831

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.001.0001

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Labour Conditions

Labour Conditions

Chapter:
(p.35) Labour Conditions
Source:
Those Emblems of Hell?
Author(s):

Femme Gaastra

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0004

This chapter provides a discussion of the various labour conditions for sailors in the sixteenth to nineteenth century. It analyses the skewed relationship between employer and labourer and, in some cases, presents a bleak picture of the risks and dangers involved in the career of a voyager.

Keywords:   Maritime History, Maritime Labour, European Maritime History, European Maritime Labour, Labour Migration, Free Labour

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