Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Second Printing, paperback

By: FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36

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FINGARD, Judith. Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1988). Second Printing. Pp (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12 pp plates. Many tables. 8vo, olive trade paperback. Volume 36 in the Social History of Canada series. "[...] a vivid picture of the working lives ofthe thousands of Sailor Jacks and handful of female merchant seafarers, wh o called at the ports of Quebec, Halifax, and Saint John during the last decades of the "golden age" of sail." - from Patricia Roy's review on the rear cover. "The boisterous presence of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaports of Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax, during the shipping seasons of the age of sail. Their patterns of employment, shipboard and seaside misbehaviour, and serious injuries and illnesses drew a variety of responses from port society. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments ofCanada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, j umped ship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment.Characterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour mar ket had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls - a struggle between reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamental economic transformation. Boarding-house-keepers often acted as private shipping agents, intimidating shipmasters and crimping sailors. Governments and reformers sought to control this lucrative system, but with limited success,until the sailortowns of the crimps and the seafarers died with the passin g of the sailing ship." - p.[i]. Chapters : 1. The Sailor Labour Market; 2.Patterns of Seafaring Life; 3. The Rhythm of Port Life; 4. The Sailor's La bour Rights; 5. Crimps and Reformers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Vg. 12.50

Title: Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. Second Printing, paperback

Author Name: FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0802064671:

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