07.08.2017

SEATED BY THE SEA — THE MARITIME HISTORY OF PORTLAND, MAINE, AND ITS IRISH LONGSHOREMEN

Seated by the Sea - The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its I

Author(s) Michael C. Connolly
Publisher University Press of Florida
Date 2011
Pages 304
Format pdf
Size 4 Mb
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This remarkable work by Michael Connolly is tracing the rise of the American-Irish community of immigrants in Portland, Maine looking at its control of the waterfront labour over nearly a century. The present publication shall be treated as invaluable contribution to the local labour history situating its subject within much broader picture of American history at the crucial times during the formation of the social and economic identity of the nation.

The author has vivdly revealed how the maritime culture of America has declined over quite a short period of time. The author has provided the crucial professional insight into the ethnic dimension of the longshoremen of New England. He has offered his readers a truly in-depth scientific study of the on-shore labour forces making the port function for a century...

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