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Author Raffety, Matthew Taylor, 1972-
Title The Republic afloat [electronic resource] : law, honor, and citizenship in maritime America / Matthew Taylor Raffety.
Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012], ©2012.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series American beginnings, 1500-1900.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Law. Learning the ropes: the legal structure of labor at sea ; The education of Samuel Betts: developing a national maritime law ; Discipline but not punish: the law and labor control at sea ; "All is violence": mutiny and revolt as labor negotiation -- Honor. Forecastle law: personal honor and the defense of custom at sea ; "Good officers make good men": the changing meanings of honor ; On the quarterdeck -- Citizen. Our man in Liverpool: the consular service and American citizenship ; "The very laws that preserved their liberty": seaman, citizenship and national identity ; "We are eminently a maritime people": seafarers and the American character -- Conclusion: Jack Tar, American.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Maritime law -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Merchant mariners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9780226924007 0226924009 (DLC) 2012020840
ISBN 0226924017 (electronic bk.)
9780226924014 (electronic bk.)
9780226924007 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0226924009 (cloth : alkaline paper)
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