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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the… (edition 1989)

by Marcus Rediker

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea focuses upon the seamen's experience in order to illuminate larger historical issues such as the rise of capitalism, the genesis of free wage labor, and the growth of an international working class. These epic themes were intimately bound up with the everyday hopes and fears of the common men who toiled upon the deep.… (more)
Title:Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750
Authors:Marcus Rediker
Info:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Collections:Your library
Tags:history, social history, work, sail, 18th century, read 2013

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700 - 1750 by Marcus Rediker



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Opens up an area of history that examines the way that the sea and workers on it have influenced history, and political thought. ( )
  kropotkin | Aug 15, 2006 |
A highly informative, intriguing, scholarly social history dealing with early eighteenth century merchant shipping and the motley cast of characters that frequented every ship. ( )
  plaugher | May 10, 2006 |
A well-written Marxist analysis (with which I do not necessarily agree) of piracy. ( )
  JBD1 | Jan 19, 2006 |
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