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Seafarers, seafaring, and occupational identity : 'Jack Tar' and its contemporary uses in Britain c.1815-1914 (2016)
Journal Article
Gorski, R. (2016). Seafarers, seafaring, and occupational identity : 'Jack Tar' and its contemporary uses in Britain c.1815-1914. Nautica fennica, Työ merellä(2015-2016),

This is a paper about how maritime workers were perceived in the past. In 1968, in a very influential paper, the American historian Jesse Lemisch lamented that ‘Maritime history, as it has been written, has had little to do with the common seaman.’ (... Read More

‘The want of sufficient men’: labour recruitment and training in the British North Sea fisheries, 1850–1950 (2015)
Journal Article
Wilcox, M. (2015). ‘The want of sufficient men’: labour recruitment and training in the British North Sea fisheries, 1850–1950. International Journal of Maritime History, 27(4), 723-742. https://doi.org/10.1177/0843871415610504

Between 1815 and 1950 the British fishing industry underwent fundamental and far-reaching changes. The industry expanded rapidly in the half-century prior to the First World War, before entering a period of stagnation thereafter. The technology of fi... Read More

Roles of the sea in medieval England (2012)
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R. Gorski (Ed.), (2012). Roles of the sea in medieval England

England's relationship with the sea in the later middle ages has been unjustly neglected, a gap which this volume seeks to fill. The physical fact of the kingdom's insularity made the seas around England fundamentally important to its development wit... Read More