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The Resource The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry : Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750, Rosalin Barker

The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry : Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750, Rosalin Barker

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The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry : Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750
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The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry
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Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750
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Rosalin Barker
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eng
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The ancient but isolated town of Whitby has made a huge contribution to the maritime history of Britain: Captain Cook learned sailing and navigation here; during the eighteenth century the town was a provider of an exceptionally large number of transport ships in wartime; and in the nineteenth century Whitby became a major whaling port. This book examines how it came to be such an important shipping centre. Drawing on extensive maritime records, the author shows that it was commercial entrepreneurship which brought about the growth of Whitby's shipping industry, first in the export of local alum and carrying coal to London, then in northern European trades, alongside its very successful ship-building industry. The book includes details from the financial accounts of voyages. These provide a fascinating insight into seafaring in the period with details of the hierarchical structure of crews, and of shipboard apprentices learning the trade. Overall, a very full picture emerges of every aspect of the shipping industry of this key port. ROSALIN BARKER is an Honorary Fellow in the History Department at the University of Hull, and was formerly a tutor in adult education at the universities of Cambridge, Leeds and Hull and the Open University
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non fiction
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Regions and Regionalism in History
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v. 14
The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry : Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750, Rosalin Barker
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The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry : Whitby's Golden Fleet, 1600-1750, Rosalin Barker
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt81v46
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index
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  • Frontcover; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; Part 1: 1600-1689; Introduction: A Small Port in Yorkshire; 1 Foundations; 2 The Early Seventeenth Century; 3 Upheaval; 4 Stabilisation and Confidence; 5 Overview of the Seventeenth Century; Part 2: 1690-1750; 6 The Established Port; 7 'They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships'; Conclusion; APPENDIX 1: The Size of the Fleet; APPENDIX 2: Pressgang Instructions; APPENDIX 3: The Naming of Ships; APPENDIX 4: The Burnett Papers; GLOSSARY AND DEFINITIONS
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