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The Resource Brutality on trial : Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915, E. Kay Gibson ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith

Brutality on trial : Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915, E. Kay Gibson ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith

Label
Brutality on trial : Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915
Title
Brutality on trial
Title remainder
Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915
Statement of responsibility
E. Kay Gibson ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brutality on Trial tells the story of landmark legal victories against abuse on the high seas. These were the first documented violations of the Seamen's Act of 1915, signed into law by Woodrow Wilson to hold officers and ship owners legally accountable for abusing their crews. This is the first book to explore the outcomes of that act, including a series of criminal and civil trials that at last brought dignity to the lives of common seamen. Drawing on newspaper accounts and corroborating research that includes all relevant maritime documents, State Department consular reports, signed statements of those involved, and extensive court records, Gibson has chronicled not only the terror on the voyages of the barkentines Puako and Rolph but also the significant statutory, legal, and societal changes in the merchant seaman's status, rights, and life at sea. This exhaustive account of murder, suicide, and mayhem on American sailing ships argues that the final years of the sailing ship era were far from romantic. As late as 1918 and 1919, American seamen were still suffering under the brutal hands of officers such as Adolph Cornelius Pedersen of the Puako and Frederick Hansen of the Rolph. Brutality on Trial mirrors a critical era in maritime history and law--emerging from the values of the nineteenth century into the post-WWI world."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, E. Kay
Dewey number
364.15/55
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.P82
LC item number
G52 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporal punishment
  • Merchant mariners
  • Merchant mariners
  • Trials (Naval offenses)
  • Pedersen, Adolph Cornelius
  • Merchan mariners
  • Puako (Barkentine)
Label
Brutality on trial : Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915, E. Kay Gibson ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cape Town, 1917 -- Vancouver-Victoria, B.C., April 1918 -- Off Cape Town, August 27, 1918 -- Digesting the Official Logbook -- The "Plot" enlarges -- The search for the truth -- Transportation secured -- Captain and son indicted for murder -- The government's second round -- The defense -- Summations -- Judge Jack's charge of the court -- Appeal denied -- "Fighting" Hansen -- Four Davids take on Goliath
Control code
65187374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 225 pages
Isbn
9780813029917
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Brutality on trial : Hellfire Pedersen, Fighting Hansen, and the Seaman's Act of 1915, E. Kay Gibson ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene A. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cape Town, 1917 -- Vancouver-Victoria, B.C., April 1918 -- Off Cape Town, August 27, 1918 -- Digesting the Official Logbook -- The "Plot" enlarges -- The search for the truth -- Transportation secured -- Captain and son indicted for murder -- The government's second round -- The defense -- Summations -- Judge Jack's charge of the court -- Appeal denied -- "Fighting" Hansen -- Four Davids take on Goliath
Control code
65187374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 225 pages
Isbn
9780813029917
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006042051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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