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Maritime History as Global History$
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Maria Fusaro and Amélia Polónia

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497339

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.001.0001

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National and International Labour Markets for Sailors in European, Atlantic and Asian Waters, 1600-1850

National and International Labour Markets for Sailors in European, Atlantic and Asian Waters, 1600-1850

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(p.47) National and International Labour Markets for Sailors in European, Atlantic and Asian Waters, 1600-1850
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Maritime History as Global History
Author(s):

Matthias van Rossum

Lex Heerma van Voss

Jelle van Lottum

Jan Lucassen

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497339.003.0003

This chapter explores shipping demographics and recruitment strategies between 1600 and 1850 to demonstrate how multicultural crews and openness to cultural exchange were necessary for maritime trade to be successful on a global scale. It examines the religious, racial, economic, and national demographics of crews from Europe, the Atlantic, and Asia, and determines that despite the complexities in the labour market pertaining to identification and loyalty, multicultural crews were as efficient as single-nation crews and a core facet of globalisation.

Keywords:   Multiculturalism, Shipping Demographics, Sailing Conditions, Maritime Recruitment, Early Modern Maritime Labour

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