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Podcast on Alexanderson's "Subversive Seas: Anticolonial Networks across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire"


This list will enjoy my podcast interview with Kris Alexanderson about her book Subversive Seas: Anticolonial Networks across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire.




An H-Maritime Refresh!

Dear H-Maritime Members,

Hello and welcome! We hope you are all doing well, or at the very least are safe and healthy, in these crazy times. This post is to let you know that H-Maritime has undergone some changes recently to revamp and revitalize our resources and homepage:

Atlantic World merchant vessel technology--anecdotal evidence

I am beginning a dissertation project with the working title "Merchant Ship Technology and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1600-1800."  Among other types of sources, I'm looking for anecdotal archival or published primary source material in which those engaged in the shipping business in this world--ship owners, masters, ship builders, state officials, merchants, and mariners--mention or discuss vessel technology in their correspondence, journals, logs, and other written documents.  I'm interested in their opinions, judgments, specifications, and instructions regarding design, rig,


Recent Reviews

Edward A. Alpers
Mahmood KOORIA

KOORIA on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'

Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Mahmood KOORIA (Leiden University Institute for History) Published on H-Maritime (May, 2018) Commissioned by Donna Sinclair (Central Michigan University)

Joanne M. Ferraro
Brian N. Becker

Becker on Ferraro, 'Venice: History of the Floating City'

Joanne M. Ferraro. Venice: History of the Floating City. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Maps, illustrations. 310 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60661-2.

Reviewed by Brian N. Becker (Delta State University) Published on H-Maritime (May, 2018) Commissioned by Donna Sinclair (Central Michigan University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47534

Katherine Archibald
Stephen Gilford

Gilford on Archibald, 'Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity'

Katherine Archibald. Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity. Originally published by University of California Press, 1947. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. lxxxii + 244 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07386-1.

Reviewed by Stephen Gilford (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Maritime (April, 2008)

Rosie Revisited