Research in Maritime History, Vol. 48

Ralph Davis,
The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

 

Table of Contents
 

Introduction to the 2012 Edition / iii

Series Editor’s Foreword  / xiii

Introduction / xv

Preface / xvii

 
Chapter 1:   The Widening of Horizons, 1560-1689 / 1

Chapter 2:    Consolidation, 1689-1775 / 21

Chapter 3:    Ships and Shipbuilders in the Seventeenth Century / 41

Chapter 4:    Ships and Shipbuilders in the Eighteenth Century / 55

Chapter 5:    The Shipowners / 77

Chapter 6:    The Merchant Seamen / 105

Chapter 7:    The Pay and Conditions of Merchant Seamen / 127

Chapter 8:    Shipping Management and the Role of the Master / 153

Chapter 9:    Shipping and Trade / 169

Chapter 10:   The Nearby and Northern European Trades / 195

Chapter 11:   The Southern European and Mediterranean Trades / 219

Chapter 12:   The East Indian Trade / 247

Chapter 13:   The American and West Indian Trades / 257

Chapter 14:   The Government and the Shipping Industry / 289

Chapter 15:   War and the Shipping Industry / 303

Chapter 16:   Four Ships and Their Fortunes / 327

Chapter 17:   Was It a Profitable Business? / 349

Chapter 18:   Conclusion / 373

Appendix A:  A Note on the Shipping Statistics, 1686-1788 / 379

Appendix B:  Sources for the History of the Shipping Industry / 391

Index / 397


Updated: August 21, 2012