Title: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750 (Canto original series)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Publisher: Cambridge University Press June 1993
0521457203 / 9780521457200
Seller ID: 126395
Very little wear to covers but for corner crease on rear cover. Binding is firm, text pristine. Previous owner's bookplate has left a residue despite cleaning, and has damaged the opposite free endpaper.
An Eighth Day View:
Seamen, captains and pirates occupy a special place in our popular culture, yet until now the historical record of their lives has been remarkably neglected. This brilliant account of the maritime world of the eighteenth-century reconstructs in detail the social and cultural milieu of Anglo-American seafaring and piracy. Rediker follows sailors and their ships along the pulsing trade routes, into ports with their crowded waterfront society of brothels, alehouses, brawls and jails, and paints a compelling picture of their world at sea with its brutal labour, harsh discipline, hangings and floggings. The book's focus on maritime experience illuminates the broader historical sweep of the rise of capitalism and the growth of an international working class - epic themes which were intimately bound up with everyday lives of seafaring men.