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Sweatshops at sea : merchant seamen in the world's first globalized industry, from 1812 to the present

Author: Leon Fink
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sweatshops at Sea is a masterful history that illuminates the issues of citizenship in a world of porous borders for a workforce that has always been both multinational and multiracial. Leon Fink's thoroughly researched, fascinating book provides readers with a fresh and invigorating perspective on globalization."--Nelson Lichtenstein, director, Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy, University of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Fink
ISBN: 9780807834503 0807834505 9781469613697 1469613697
OCLC Number: 663822360
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.
Responsibility: Leon Fink.

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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"

 
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