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The Rescue of the Third Class on the TitanicA Revisionist History$
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David Gleicher

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893410

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.001.0001

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In Conclusion

In Conclusion

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(p.265) Chapter 8 In Conclusion
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The Rescue of the Third Class on the Titanic
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David Gleicher

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893410.003.0008

This final chapter concludes the findings of the journal. It states that contrary to the ‘popular story’ there exists no convincing evidence that passengers in the third class surged against authority and disrupted evacuation efforts, and instead summarises available evidence to determine that third class men had severely restricted access to lifeboats. It cites the moral problem of the dangerous individuals theory as a major contributing factor to the crew’s bias against them.

Keywords:   “Dangerous Individuals”, Michel Foucault, Titanic Survival Rates, Class Bias, British Inquiry

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