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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|ISBN:||9780807834503 0807834505 9781469613697 1469613697|
|Description:||278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The nation's property: nineteenth-century sailors and the political economy of the Atlantic world --
Liberty before the mast : defining free labor in law and literature --
Wave of reform : the sailor's friend and the drift toward a welfare state --
The nationalist solution : the La Follette Act of 1915 and the Janus Face of progressive reform --
Workers of the sea, unite? : the internationalist legacy of the pre-World War I years --
A sea of difference: the International Labor Organization and the search for common standards, 1919-1946 --
Cooperation and cash : labor's opportunity in a post-deregulatory era.
An original, engaging, witty, and, yes, important study of seafarers and their struggle for improved working conditions. . . . This is truly an important book, and a well-written one.--"Sea History"