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Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Lars U. Scholl


This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both economic and social themes. Topics include maritime trade, deployment of merchant ships, the state regulations concerning shipping, shipwrecks and loss of life, passenger cargoes, slavery, cotton, timber and coffee trades, and the working conditions of seamen over the course of the century. The plight of the maritime labourer is at the core of this collection. The essays primarily focus on British shi ... More

Keywords: Maritime Labour, Labour Conditions, Slave Trade, Cotton Trade, British Shipping, Nineteenth Century Shipping, Maritime Economy, Maritime Law, Shipping Statistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780968128886
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lars U. Scholl, author