Contents of the International Journal of Maritime History
Volume XX, Number 2 (December 2008)

Editor-in-Chief's Note / xi

Contributors / xiii


Jan Tore Klovland, “The Construction of Ocean Freight Rate Indices for the Mid-Nineteenth Century” / 1

Derek Heng Thiam Soon, “Structures, Networks and Commercial Practices of Private Chinese Maritime Traders in Island Southeast Asia in the Early Second Millennium AD” / 27

David McCreery, “Coastal Shipping in Northeast Brazil under the Empire, 1820-1870” / 55

Xabier Lamikiz, “Basque Ship Captains as Mariners and Traders in the Eighteenth Century” / 81

Carl E. Swanson, “‘To Procure a Good Freight:’ Charles Town Merchants in the Eighteenth Century” / 111

Lorraine Coons, “From ‘Company Widow’ to ‘New Woman:’ Female Seafarers aboard the ‘Floating Palaces’ of the Interwar Years” / 143

Roy Fenton, “The Introduction of Steam to UK Coastal Bulk Trades: A Technological and Commercial Assessment” / 175

Bjørn L. Basberg, “Hegemonic Transition: American and Norwegian Whaling in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” / 201


John F. Wing, “Shipping Productivity in Maryland’s Tobacco Trade, 1689-1759” / 223

Marianne Eldorhagen, “The Red King Crab in Norway – Resource or Threat? How Fishing Villages in Finnmark Reacted to Changes in Ecology, Politics and Administration” / 241


Paul D’Arcy, “Forum Introduction: Women and the Sea in the Pacific: A Neglected Dimension of Pacific Maritime History” / 259

Elise Huffer, “Women and Navigation: Does the Exception Confirm the Rule?” / 265

Frances Steel, “Women, Men and the Southern Octopus: Shipboard Gender Relations in the Age of Steam, 1870s-1910s” / 285

K.L. Nālani Wilson, “Nā Wāhine Kanaka Maoli Holowa’a: Native Hawaiian Women Voyagers” / 307


Bjørn L. Basberg; Tony Dickinson; Glenn Grasso; John Harland; Gordon Jackson; Martin Krieger; Donald G. Paterson, “Reviews of Joost Schokkenbroek, Trying-Out. An Anatomy of Dutch Whaling and Sealing in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1885” / 325

Joost Schokkenbroek, “Trying-Out. An Anatomy of Dutch Whaling and Sealing in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1885. A Roundtable Response,” / 357


Joel Baer (ed.), British Piracy in the Golden Age: History and Interpretation, 1660-1730 by C.R. Pennell / 361


Julie Satchell and Paola Palma (eds.), Managing the Marine Cultural Heritage: Defining, Accessing and Managing the Resource by Garth Wilson / 367

Carl Olof Cederlund; Fred Hocker (ed.), Vasa I: The Archaeology of a Swedish Warship of 1628 by Brad Loewen / 369

Francisco Bethencourt and Diogo Ramada Curto (eds.), Portuguese Oceanic Expansion, 1400-1800 by Shantha Hariharan / 371

Michael Cooper, The Japanese Mission to Europe, 1582-90: The Journey of Four Samurai Boys through Portugal, Spain and Italy by Robert Hellyer / 373

Dionisius A. Agius, Classic Ships of Islam: From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean by Vassilios Christides / 375

S.D. Goitein and Mordechai A. Friedman, India Traders of the Middle Ages: Documents from the Cairo Geniza “India Book” by Patricia Risso / 376

Roxani Eleni Margariti, Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port by Thabit A.J. Abdullah / 378

Jos Gommans, Lennart Bes, Gijs Kruijtzer Dutch Sources on South Asia c.1600-1825, Vol. I: Bibliography and Archival Guide to the National Archives at The Hague (The Netherlands) and Lennart Bes, Dutch Sources on South Asia, c.1600-1825, Vol. II: Archival Guide to the Repositories in The Netherlands Other than the National Archives by Jaap R. Bruijn / 379

Dejanirah Couto and Rui Manuel Loureiro (eds.), Revisiting Hormuz: Portuguese Interactions in the Persian Gulf Region in the Early Modern Period by Liam Matthew Brockey / 380

Ayşe Devrim Atauz, Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean by Joseph Muscat / 382

Faruk Tabak, The Waning of the Mediterranean, 1550-1870: A Geohistorical Approach by Maria Fusaro / 383

Maria Christina Chatziioannou and Gelina Harlaftis (eds.), Following the Nereids: Sea Routes and Maritime Business, 16th-20th Centuries by Leonidas Argyros / 385

Şerban Papacostea and Virgil Ciocîltan, Marea Neagră: Răspântie a drumurilor intercontinentale (1204-1453) / The Black Sea: Crossroads of the Intercontinental Route-Ways (1204-1453) by Eugen Zuică / 386

John Blair (ed.), Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England by Duncan Taylor / 388

Hanno Brand and Leos Müller (eds.), The Dynamics of Economic Culture in the North Sea- and Baltic Region in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period by C.A.P. Antunes / 389

Philipp Robinson Rössner, Scottish Trade in the Wake of Union (1700-1760): The Rise of a Warehouse Economy by Alastair J. Durie / 390

Alex Roland, W. Jeffrey Bolster, Alexander Keyssar, The Way of the Ship: America’s Maritime History Reenvisioned, 1600-2000 by John B. Hattendorf / 392

Lars Scholl (gen. ed.); Erik Hoops, Ursula Feldkamp (eds.), Deutsches Schiffahrtsarchiv 29 (2006): Wissenschaftliches Jahrbuch des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums by Michael L. Hadley / 394

Vicki Ellen Szabo, Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic by Richard C. Hoffmann / 396

James R. Coull, Fishing, Fishermen, Fish Merchants and Curers in Shetland: Episodes in Fishing and Curing Herring and White Fish by Reginald Byron / 397

Atle Døssland and Arnljot Løseth, Havfiskeflåten i Møre og Romsdal og Trøndelag, Bind 1. Mot fjernare farvatn 1860-1960 and Ove Bjarnar, Dag Magne Berge and Oddbjørn Melle, Havfiskeflåten i Møre og Romsdal og Trøndelag, Bind 2. Fra fri fisker til regulert spesialist 1960-2006 by Søren Byskov / 399

René Taudal Poulsen, An Environmental History of North Sea Ling and Cod Fisheries 1840-1914 by Julia Lajus / 401

David J. Starkey, Poul Holm and Michaela Barnard (eds.), Oceans Past: Management Insights from the History of Marine Animal Populations by Brian J. Payne / 403

Joseph Gough, Managing Canada’s Fisheries: From Early Days to the Year 2000/ Le Gestion des pêches au Canada: des premiers jours jusqu’à l’an 2000 by Trevor Kenchington / 405

Alex Rose, Who Killed the Grand Banks? The Untold Story Behind the Decimation of One of the World’s Greatest Natural Resources by James E. Candow / 407

Tom Sullivan; Mike Starke (ed.), Escape to the Sea by Morgiana P. Halley / 408

Sari Mäenpää, Johanna Aartomaa, Ismo Malinen (eds.), Nautica Fennica 2007-2008. Täkillä, koneessa ja byssassa: Merenkulkijan elämää ennen ja nyt by John Hackman / 409

Roald Kverndal, The Way of the Sea: The Changing Shape of Mission in the Seafaring World by Catherine Berger / 410

Clifford Farrington, Biracial Unions on Galveston’s Waterfront, 1865-1925 by Robert S. Shelton / 411

Peter Cole, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia by Tapio Bergholm / 413

Tapio Bergholm, Lewis R. Fischer and M. Elisabetta Tonizzi (eds.), Making Global and Local Connections: Historical Perspectives on Ports by Anthony Beresford / 414

Mariana Cojoc, Constanţa – port internaţional. Comerţul exterior al României prin portul Constanţa (1878-1939)/Constanţa – International Port: Romania’s Foreign Trade through the Port of Constanţa (1878-1939) by Constantin Ardeleanu / 416

George C. O’Hara, Ironfighters, Outfitters and Bowler Hatters and Tom McCluskie, No Place for a Boy: A Life at Harland & Wolff by David A. Walker / 418

David J. Starkey and Hugh Murphy (eds.), Beyond Shipping and Shipbuilding: Britain’s Ancillary Maritime Interests in the Twentieth Century by Alan G. Jamieson / 420

George E. Buker, The Metal Life Car: The Inventor, the Impostor, and the Business of Lifesaving by Timothy G. Lynch / 421

Stephan Cramer, Riskanter Segeln: Innovative Sicherheitssyteme im 19. Jahrhundert und ihre unbeabsichten Folgen am Beispiel der nordwestdeutschen Segelschifffahrt by Yrjö Kaukiainen / 422

Robert Eric Barde, Immigration at the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island by Ray Cohn / 424

Elizabeth Jane Errington, Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities: Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century by Rainer Baehre / 425

Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship: A Human History by Joseph C. Miller / 427

Douglas Hamilton and Robert J. Blyth (eds.), Representing Slavery: Art, Artefacts and Archives in the Collections of the National Maritime Museum by Ty M. Reese / 429

Natalie S. Robertson, The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA: Spirit of Our Ancestors by Jeffrey A. Fortin / 430

Suzanne Schwarz (ed.), Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade by David J. Starkey / 432

Kenneth Morgan (ed.), The Bright-Meyler Papers: A Bristol-West India Connection, 1732-1837 by Trevor Burnard / 433

Mark C. Hunter, Policing the Seas: Anglo-American Relations and the Equatorial Atlantic, 1819-1865 by N.A.M. Rodger / 435

Kerry R. Howe (ed.), Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific by Paul D’Arcy / 436

Donald G. Shomette, Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters along the Delmarva Coast, 1632-2004 by Gregory D. Cook / 438

Brian Fagan, Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and Discovery of the New World by Peter E. Pope / 439

Antonio Pigafetta; Theodore J. Cachey Jr. (ed.), The First Voyage around the World (1519-1522): An Account of Magellan’s Expedition by Paul D. Buell / 441

Herbert K. Beals, R.J. Campbell, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges (eds.), Four Travel Journals: The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874 by Raymond John Howgego / 442

Louis Claude de Freycinet; trans. Glynn Barratt, An Account of the Corvette L’Uranie’s Sojourn at the Mariana Islands, 1819 by John Robson / 443

Edward Duyker, François Péron – An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager by Roy Schreiber / 444

Mark Monmonier, Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Damage by David H. Gray / 445

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O’Rourke, Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium by Simon Ville / 447

Niccolò Capponi, Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto by Colin Heywood / 448

John Booker, Maritime Quarantine: The British Experience, c. 1650-1900 by Ian K. Steele / 449

Matt Schumann and Karl W. Schweizer, The Seven Years War: A Transatlantic History by Jonathan R. Dull / 451

James M. Volo, Blue Water Patriots: The American Revolution Afloat by John A. Tilley / 451

Robert H. Patton, Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution by William M. Fowler, Jr. / 453

Stephen Taylor, Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 by Roger Knight / 454

Richard Blake, Evangelicals in the Royal Navy 1775-1815: Blue Lights and Psalm-Singers by Christopher P. Magra / 456

B.R. Burg, Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson’s Navy by Roger Morriss / 457

George Daughan, If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy – From the Revolution to the War of 1812 by Christine F. Hughes / 459

Bruce Allen Elleman and Sarah C.M. Paine, Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom by C.I. Hamilton / 460

John D. Grainger, The First Pacific War: Britain and Russia, 1854-56 by Michael Partridge / 462

Howard J. Fuller, Clad in Iron: The American Civil War and the Challenge of British Naval Power by William H. Roberts / 463

Roger S. Durham, Guardian of Savannah: Fort McAllister, Georgia, in the Civil War and Beyond by Spencer C. Tucker / 464

Lisle A. Rose, Power at Sea. Vol. I, The Age of Navalism, 1890-1918; Vol. 2, The Breaking Storm, 1919-1945; Vol. 3, A Violent Peace, 1946-2006 by Nicholas Tracy / 466

Peter Slattery, Reporting the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5: Lionel James’s First Wireless Transmissions to The Times by M. Stephen Salmon / 469

Victor Rudenno, Gallipoli: Attack from the Sea by Andrew Lambert / 470

Craig C. Felker, Testing American Sea Power: U.S. Navy Strategic Exercises, 1923-1940 by Harold D. Langley / 471

Gilbert S. Guinn and G.H. Bennett, British Naval Aviation in World War II: The US Navy and Anglo-American Relations by John Ferris / 472

Dallas Woodbury Isom, Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway by Mark P. Parillo / 473

David F. Winkler, Amirs, Admirals and Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy, and the Arabian Gulf by Gregory P. Gilbert / 475

Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes (eds.), Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy by Dennis Rumley / 476

Gabriel B. Collins, Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein and William S. Murray (eds.), China’s Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing’s Maritime Policies by Andrew Forbes / 478

Craig H. Allen, Maritime Counterproliferation Operations and the Rule of Law by Ted L. McDorman / 479


Updated: February 26,  2009