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  1. Lecture 1: Introduction 1 item
    1. Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry | TED Talk

      Webpage Essential A great introduction to some of the main themes relating to this module.

  2. Lecture 2: Trade, Shipping & Piracy 7 items
    1. The pirate wars - Peter Earle 2006

      Book Recommended

    2. Bandits at sea: a pirates reader - C. R. Pennell c2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  3. Lecture 3: East India Trade 8 items
    1. Making Money, Making Empires: The Case of the East India Company, with Huw Bowen 19/9/2014

      Audio-visual document Recommended 11 September 2014: Imagine a corporation growing unchecked, and morphing into the most powerful commercial operation in the world, holding even governments to ransom. Professor Huw Bowen, pre-eminent scholar of the East India Company, explained how this hypothetical scenario became reality in 18th and 19th century England. In this latest Legatum Institute History of Capitalism lecture, Bowen explained how the East India Company was an institution crucial to Britain’s Empire and the country’s industrial development. Introductory remarks by Hywel Williams, Senior Advisor, Legatum Institute

  4. Lecture 4: Fighting Ships 7 items
    1. Building the wooden fighting ship - James Dodds, James Moore 2005

      Book Recommended Please contact Michaela Barnard for access to this book

    2. The evolution of the sailing navy, 1509-1815 - Richard Harding 1995

      Book Recommended

    3. Seapower and naval warfare, 1650-1830 - Richard Harding 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. The wooden world: an anatomy of the Georgian navy - N. A. M. Rodger 1988

      Book Recommended

    5. British privateering enterprise in the eighteenth century - David J. Starkey 1990

      Book Recommended

    6. Naval warfare in the age of sail: the evolution of fighting tactics, 1650-1815 - Brian Tunstall, 1944- Tracy, Nicholas 1990

      Book Recommended

  5. Lecture 5: Coasters 7 items
    1. The vital spark: the British coastal trade, 1700-1930 - John Armstrong, International Maritime Economic History Association 2009

      Book Recommended

    2. Coastal and short sea shipping - John Armstrong c1996

      Book Recommended

    3. Coastwise shipping and the small ports - P. Ford, J.A. Bound 1951

      Book Recommended

  6. Lecture 6: Ocean Liners 3 items
    1. The Golden Age of Liners Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    2. British shipping and world competition - Stanley George Sturmey 1962

      Book Recommended

  7. Lecture 7: Tramp Shipping 1 item
  8. Lecture 8: The World We Have Lost 0 items
  9. Lecture 9: The BOX that Changed the World 5 items
    1. The Box That Changed Britain Monday, 5 Aug 2013

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    2. Box boats: how container ships changed the world - Brian J. Cudahy 2006

      Book Recommended

  10. Seminar 2 8 items
    1. Part A: Work in the Wooden World 3 items
      Questions: To what extent was seafaring a skilled occupation in the age of sail? Explain the composition and organisation of crews aboard large merchant ships and naval vessels. In terms of social class, race and nationality, where did Britain's 18th-century seafarers come from?
      1. The wooden world: an anatomy of the Georgian navy - N. A. M. Rodger 1988

        Book Essential Rodger, N.A.M., ‘The Sea Service’, in N.A.M. Rodger, The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy (Fontana, 1988), 15-36.

    2. Part B: Case Study - HMAV Bounty 5 items
      Questions: How did the men set adrift from Bounty manage to survive? How does Bligh explain the mutiny? What alternative explanations are there for the mutiny on the Bounty?
      1. Mr Bligh's bad language: passion, power and theatre on the Bounty - Greg Dening 1992

        Book Background

  11. Seminar 3 10 items
    1. Part A: Britain's Command of the Ocean 3 items
      Questions: Outline the ways in which naval warfare changed, 1689-1815. What measures were deployed to raise enough men to serve in the Royal Navy during wartime, 1739-1815? Why was Nelson successful as a naval commander?
      1. Exceptionalism and industrialisation: Britain and its European rivals, 1688-1815 - Patrick O'Brien, Leandro Prados de la Escosura 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter - Baugh, D.A. ‘Naval Power: What Gave the British Navy Superiority?’

      2. The social history of English seamen, 1485-1649 - Cheryl A. Fury 2012

        Book Essential Read chapter - Black, J and C.A. Fury, ‘The Development of Sea Power, 1649-1815’.

    2. Part B: Case Study - Pirate Utopias 7 items
      Questions: Were Caribbean buccaneers criminals or privateers? To what extent were pirate crews organised according to socialist principles, 1690-1730? The Pirate Republic - myth or reality?
      1. The buccaneers of America - Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin 1993

        Book Essential Primary source material for the session

      2. A buccaneer's atlas: Basil Ringrose's South Sea Waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Americas, 1682 - Basil Ringrose, Derek Howse, Norman Joseph William Thrower, Tony A. Cimolino 1992

        Book Essential Primary source material for the session

      3. Of Captain Misson, 1728 - Daniel Defoe, Maximillian E. Novak 1961

        Book Essential Primary source material for the session

      4. Pirates and privateers: new perspectives on the war on trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - David J. Starkey, E. S. van Eyck van Heslinga, J. A. de Moor 1997

        Book Recommended Chapter 2- Rediker, M., ‘Hydrarchy and Libertalia: The Utopian Dimensions of Atlantic Piracy', in David J. Starkey et al (eds), Pirates and Privateers (Exeter, 1997), 29-46.

      5. Bandits at sea: a pirates reader - C. R. Pennell c2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read:- Rediker, 'The Seaman as Pirate: Plunder and Social banditry at Sea', in C.R. Pennell (ed.) Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader NYU, 2001) 139-168. Starkey, D. J., 'Pirates and Markets', in C.R. Pennell (ed.) Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader (NYU, 2001) 107-124.

  12. Seminar 4 6 items
    1. Part A: Steam & Steel 2 items
      Questions: Outline the development of Britain’s shipping industry, 1850-1939. Assess the accuracy of the contention that “the changes in hull construction and vessel propulsion amounted to a shipping revolution, 1870-1910”. Why did Britain become predominant in shipbuilding, 1860-1913?
      1. Exploiting the sea: aspects of Britain's maritime economy since 1870 - David J. Starkey, Alan G. Jamieson 1998

        Book Essential Read Chapter - Pollard, S., ‘Shipping and the British Economy since 1870: a Retrospective View’, in David J. Starkey and A. G. Jamieson (eds.), Exploiting the Sea: Aspects of Britain’s Maritime Economy since 1870 (University of Exeter, 1998) 93-103.

    2. Part B: Case Study - Business in Great Waters: Thos Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd 4 items
      Questions: Outline, and explain, the growth of the Wilson Line, 1860-1960. Was the Wilson Line of Hull typical of large-scale shipping companies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? Why did the Wilsons sell their family business in 1916?
      1. Please access the primary source material (newspapers) for this session through the module Canvas site.

      2. The world's key industry: history and economics of international shipping - Gelina Harlaftis, Jesús Ma Valdaliso, Stig Tenold 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter - Barnard, M. and David J. Starkey, “Private Companies, Culture and Place”, in G. Harlaftis, et al (eds.), The World’s Key Industry (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), 200-19

      3. Exploiting the sea: aspects of Britain's maritime economy since 1870 - David J. Starkey, Alan G. Jamieson 1998

        Book Recommended Chapter - Dyson, B., “The End of the Line: Oswald Sanderson, Sir John Ellerman and the Wilsons of Hull”, in Starkey, D.J. and A.G. Jamieson (eds.), Exploiting the Sea (University of Exeter, 1998) 59-78

      4. International journal of maritime history - Memorial University of Newfoundland. Maritime Studies Research Unit, International Maritime Economic History Association 1989]- (electronic resource)

        Article Recommended Article (please access through the module Canvas site) - Starkey, D. J., “Ownership Structures in the British Shipping Industry: The Case of Hull”, International Journal of Maritime History (Dec 1996).

  13. Seminar 5 6 items
    1. Part A: The Political Seas 2 items
      Questions: How was foreign trade and shipping regulated in the British imperial system, 1650-1783? What part did merchant shipping play in the development of the British Empire, 1850-1913? How significant an impact did the First World War have on Britain's shipping, shipbuilding and port industries?
      1. Politics, shipping and the repeal of the navigation laws - Sarah Palmer 1990

        Book Essential Chapter - Palmer, S., ‘British Shipping in the Last Decades of Protection’ in Politics, Shipping and the Repeal of the Navigation Laws (Manchester, 1995) 1-21.

      2. Transport in Victorian Britain - Michael J. Freeman, Derek H. Aldcroft 1988

        Book Essential Chapter - Jackson G., ‘The Shipping Industry’ in M. Freeman and D. Aldcroft (eds.), Transport in Victorian Britain (Manchester UP, 1988) 253-82.

    2. Part B: Case Study - the "Russian Outrage" 4 items
      Questions: What were the boxing fleets and how did they operate? Assess the quality of the Russian Imperial navy in relation to the rival naval forces in the early twentieth century. What impact did the “Outrage” have on Anglo-Russian relations?
      1. The North Sea Incident - John Bassett Moore 1905

        Article Recommended

      2. Trawling: the rise and fall of the British trawl fishery - Robb Robinson 1996

        Book Recommended Chapter 9 - Robinson, R., ‘Steam and Storm’, The Rise and Fall of the British Trawl Fishery (Exeter, 1996) 115-130.

  14. Seminar 6 14 items
    1. Part A: The Demise of the Port-City 2 items
      Questions: Assess the accuracy of the contention that “the changes in cargo handling and vessel design amounted to a shipping revolution, 1960-1990”. Has the 'gentrification' of former dockland areas revived the fortunes of these places? What are the social consequences of the loss of port functions in many of Britain's cities?
      1. The history and archaeology of ports - Gordon Jackson 1983

        Book Essential Chapter 6 - Jackson, G., ‘Stagnation and Decay, 1919-1980’, in G. Jackson, The History and Archaeology of Ports (World's Work, 1983), 140-167.

      2. Ebb tide in the British maritime industries: change and adaptation, 1918-1990 - Alan G. Jamieson 2003

        Book Essential Chapter 4- Jamieson, A., ‘Breaking with the Past: Ports, 1918-1990’, in A.G. Jamieson, Ebb Tide in the British Maritime Industries: Change and Adaptation since 1918 (Exeter, 2003), 84-125.

    2. Part B: Case Study - On the Waterfront 3 items
      1. "The Devlin Inquiry". British Parliamentary Papers (BPP)1964-65 Cmd. 2734 Ministry of Labour.

        Please see the module Canvas site for this primary source.

    3. Part B: Case Study - Living in the Last Resort 9 items
      Questions: Account for the enduring popularity of British seaside resorts, 1918-1970. How effectively have Britain’s seaside resorts responded to foreign competition since 1965? Why has the UK government established a Coastal Communities Fund?
      1. Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904) - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Essential A primary source for the session

      2. Old Age Pensioners' Seaside Outing to Southend (1938) - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Essential A primary source for the session

      3. Holiday Camp (1949) - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Essential Primary source for the session

      4. Seaside Day (1954) - YouTube

        Audio-visual document Essential A primary source for the session

      5. The rise and fall of British coastal resorts: cultural and economic perspectives - Gareth Shaw, Allan M. Williams 1997

        Book Recommended Chapter 3 - Demetriadi, J., 'The golden years', 49-78.

      6. The British seaside: holidays and resorts in the twentieth century - John K. Walton 2000

        Book Recommended Chapter - 'Introduction' 1-26.