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‘To save the industry from complete ruin’: Crisis and response in British Fishing 1945-1951 (2019)
Journal Article
Wilcox, M. (in press). ‘To save the industry from complete ruin’: Crisis and response in British Fishing 1945-1951. Business history, https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1576634

Fishing is a small, complex and fragmented industry, which arguably exerts political significance disproportionate to its size. This article traces the prolonged period of depression which affected British deep-sea fishing between the wars, and then... Read More

Dock Development 1778-1914 (2017)
Book Chapter
Wilcox, M. (2017). Dock Development 1778-1914. In D. J. Starkey, D. Atkinson, B. McDonagh, E. Salter, & S. McKeon (Eds.), Hull: Culture, history, place, 117-144. Liverpool University Press

‘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

‘These peaceable times are the devil’: Royal Navy officers in the post-war slump, 1815–1825 (2014)
Journal Article
Wilcox, M. (2014). ‘These peaceable times are the devil’: Royal Navy officers in the post-war slump, 1815–1825. International Journal of Maritime History, 26(3), 471-488. https://doi.org/10.1177/0843871414543445

During the Napoleonic War, the Royal Navy grew to an unprecedented size, but with the return of peace it dispensed with the services of an also unprecedented 124,000 men. By 1818, around 90% of commissioned officers were unemployed and on half pay. D... Read More