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.
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