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The Resource Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK

Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK

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Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK
Title
Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays identifies a neglected but significant component of Britain's maritime and labour history, that of ethnic labour drawn from Britain's colonies in West Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The interdisciplinary nature of the volume (with contributors from sociologists, historians and Middle Eastern specialists), has meant that a number of important issues are raised. These include the themes of race and ethnicity, colonialism and migration, social class and the complex nature of racial hostility meted out by organized white labour. Taken together, the contributions highlight the considerable degree of shared and similar experiences that ethnic seamen endured whilst working on British ships (including inferior wages and conditions, racial hostility and a precarious legal status). This ethnic presence in Britain before the Second World War represented an important link with the post-war migrations, both of which were powerful legacies of empire. These essays contribute to the neglected pre-1945 ethnic presence in Britain as well as more 'mainstream' British maritime and labour history
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8039.S42
LC item number
G734 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frost, Diane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merchant mariners
  • Alien labor
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black poor of London : initiatives of eastern seamen in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Norma Myers -- Racism, work and unemployment : West African seamen in Liverpool, 1880s-1960s / Diane Frost -- The role of seamen's agents in the migration for employment of Arab seafarers in the early twentieth century / Dick Lawless -- Across the universe : racial violence and the post-war crisis in Imperial Britain, 1919-25 / Neil Evans -- Class, race and nation : the politics of the 'Arab issue' in South Shields 1919-39 / David Byrne -- The political imperatives of bureaucracy and empire : the case of the coloured alien seamen order, 1925 / Tony Lane -- Strikes! African seamen, Elder Dempster and the government, 1940-42 / Marika Sherwood
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780714641850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ethnic labour and British imperial trade: a history of ethnic seafarers in the UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Black poor of London : initiatives of eastern seamen in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Norma Myers -- Racism, work and unemployment : West African seamen in Liverpool, 1880s-1960s / Diane Frost -- The role of seamen's agents in the migration for employment of Arab seafarers in the early twentieth century / Dick Lawless -- Across the universe : racial violence and the post-war crisis in Imperial Britain, 1919-25 / Neil Evans -- Class, race and nation : the politics of the 'Arab issue' in South Shields 1919-39 / David Byrne -- The political imperatives of bureaucracy and empire : the case of the coloured alien seamen order, 1925 / Tony Lane -- Strikes! African seamen, Elder Dempster and the government, 1940-42 / Marika Sherwood
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780714641850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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