Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. First Edition, 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, 1982. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-292,(6), + 12 pp plates Many tables. 8vo, olive trade paperback. Volume 36 in the Social History of Canada series. Judth Fingard (b. 1943). "Judith Fingard re-creates here the world of work and the dockside environment of three generations of nineteenth-centurv sailors, adding another fascinating chapter to our rapidly growing knowledge of the Canadian working class." - from the rear cover. "The boisterous presence of thousands of merchant sailors drawn from the casual labour forces of Canada and other countries enlivened the seaportsof 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 s ociety. Jack in Port describes the social and economic environments of Canada's large nineteenth-century ocean ports where sailors sought work, jumpedship, created disturbances, and fought for a better work environment. Char acterized by seasonality and shortage of supply, the sailor labour market had to contend with official regulation and unofficial controls - a strugglebetween reform and tradition - in a society undergoing fundamental economi c 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 passing 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 Labour Rights; 5. Crimps and Reformers. With statistical appendix, notes, bibliographical essay and index. Name, else very good. 14.00

Title: Jack in Port : Sailortowns of Eastern Canada. First Edition, paperback

Author Name: FINGARD, Judith Social History of Canada 36

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802064671:

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