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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

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