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The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic: A Revisionist History

David Gleicher


This work seeks to understand why a disproportionately large number of third class passengers, particularly women and children, died during the sinking of the Titanic in relation to the first and second classes. It examines the gender, class, social, and cultural factors that influenced this disparity. It aims to uncover both why and how five hundred and thirty one third class passengers died on the night of April 14th 1912. A key area of focus is the difficult relationship between the ship’s authorities and the men of the third class, and the extent to which this determined the fate of passen ... More

Keywords: White Star Line, Liner Shipping, Old Immigration, New Immigration, British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, Titanic in Popular Culture, American Inquiry, Titanic Survivors, Class Structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780973893410
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Gleicher, author