Merchants and Mariners

Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Lars U. Scholl

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ISBN: 9781786949165

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 18

This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both economic and social themes. Topics include maritime trade, deployment of merchant ships, the state regulations concerning shipping, shipwrecks and loss of life, passenger cargoes, slavery, cotton, timber and coffee trades, and the working conditions of seamen over the course of the century. The plight of the maritime labourer is at the core of this collection. The essays primarily focus on British shipping, and firmly places it within an international context. The book is introduced by Lars U. Scholl, followed by two tributes to Williams’ career, one by Peter N. Davies, the other by Lewis R. Fischer. Scholl concludes the volume with a thorough bibliography of Williams’ maritime writings: books, chapters, and articles.

Lars U. Scholl, "Introduction" / vii-xxv Peter N. Davies, "David Malcolm Williams: A Tribute from an Old Friend" / xxvii-xxxvii Lewis R. Fischer, "David M. Williams and the Writing of Modern Maritime History" / xxxix-xlix Contributions David M. Williams, "Abolition and the Re-Deployment of the Slave Fleet, 1807-1811" / 1-17 David M. Williams, "Liverpool Merchants and the Cotton Trade 1820-1850" / 19-51 David M. Williams, "The Shipping of the North Atlantic Cotton Trade in the Mid-Nineteenth Century" / 53-79 David M. Williams, "Merchanting in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: The Liverpool Timber Trade" / 81-108 David M. Williams, "James Silk Buckingham: Sailor, Explorer and Maritime Reformer" / 109-126 David M. Williams, "State Regulations of Merchant Shipping 1839-1914: The Bulk Carrying Trades" / 127-155 David M. Williams, "Custom Evasion, Colonial Preference and the British Tariff, 1829-1842" / 157-183 David M. Williams, "Bulk Passenger Freight Trades, 1750-1870" / 185-207 David M. Williams, "Henry Mayhew and the British Seaman" / 209-228 David M. Williams, "Mid-Victorian Attitudes to Seamen and Maritime Reform: The Society for Improving the Condition of Merchant Seamen, 1867" / 229-252 David M. Williams, " ‘Advance Notes’ and the Recruitment of Maritime Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth Century" / 253-272 David M. Williams, "The Quality, Skill and Supply of Maritime Labour: Causes of Concern in Britain, 1850-1914" / 273-292 Lars U. Scholl, "David M. Williams: A Bibliography" / 293-298

Format: Ebook

348 Pages

ISBN: 9781786949165

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 18

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