A Foreign Voyage - Pacific Maritime Labour Identity, 1840-1890
JOHN GRIDER joined the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State as a Research Fellow in November 2015. He recently completed this captivating project, which investigates the complex interplay between gender, class and race sourced from the narratives of men who found themselves working in the transforming Pacific maritime industry during the mid-nineteenth century.
1. The Atlantic origins of Pacific maritime identity
2. Sailing in the PacificPerceptions and a new Maritime Labour Identity
3. The role of Pacific Islanders in the maritime labour community
4. Asian participation in the Pacific maritime community
5. The Impact of steam power on the Pacific maritime community
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