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Seated by the sea : the maritime history of Portland, Maine, and its Irish longshoremen

Author: Michael C Connolly
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2011.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology; Working in the Americas
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback printView all editions and formats
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A study of the on-shore labor force that made the port function from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. It shows how Irish immigrants replaced and supplanted the existing West  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Connolly
ISBN: 9780813037226 0813037220 9780813034690 0813034698
OCLC Number: 774002633
Description: xxiii, 280 p : ill.
Contents: "Delightfully situated on a healthy hill" : the port of Portland before the Civil War --
Black fades to green on the waterfront : nineteenth-century social, racial, and ethnic change --
A mixed blessing : Portland at the turn of the twentieth century --
Lost strikes and union affiliation : early twentieth-century labor militancy alongshore --
Apex of the union and Catholic hierarchical influence --
Longshore culture and the decline of the port of Portland in the mid- to late twentieth century --
Conclusion: The port of Portland in the twenty-first century and its maritime future --
Appendix A: Portland Town --
Appendix B: Day of the Clipper --
Appendix C: PLSBS retirement list as of January 1983 --
Appendix D: Oral histories --
Appendix E: Longshore nicknames --
Appendix F: Membership levels of the Portland Longshoremen's Benevolent Society.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology; Working in the Americas
Responsibility: Michael C. Connolly ; foreword by Joseph E. Brennan.

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