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Author Connolly, Michael C
Title Seated by the sea : the maritime history of Portland, Maine, and its Irish longshoremen / Michael C. Connolly ; foreword by Joseph E. Brennan
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HD8039.L82 C752 2010    AVAILABLE    30530001165083
Descript xxiii, 280 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Series New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
Working in the Americas
New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology
Working in the Americas
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Delightfully situated on a healthy hill" : the port of Portland before the Civil War -- Black fades to green on the waterfront : nineteenth-century social, racial, and ethnic change -- A mixed blessing : Portland at the turn of the twentieth century -- Lost strikes and union affiliation : early twentieth-century labor militancy alongshore -- Apex of the union and Catholic hierarchical influence -- Longshore culture and the decline of the port of Portland in the mid- to late twentieth century -- Conclusion: The port of Portland in the twenty-first century and its maritime future -- Appendix A. Portland Town -- Appendix B. Day of the Clipper -- Appendix C. PLSBS retirement list as of January 1983 -- Appendix D. Oral histories -- Appendix E. Longshore nicknames -- Appendix F. Membership levels of the Portland Longshoremen's Benevolent Society
Subject Stevedores -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Irish -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Irish Americans -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Working class -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Labor unions -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Social change -- Maine -- Portland -- History
Portland (Me.) -- Economic conditions
Portland (Me.) -- Social conditions
Portland (Me.) -- Ethnic relations
Port cities -- Maine -- Case studies
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