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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OUR OCEANIC ILLS

THE SEAMAN AND THE SHIPOWNERS & HOW THEY GOT FROM "POINT A TO POINT B."
I've always been super interested in anything that was connected to the sea...especially Maritime history...ships, Navies, battles upon the seas...etc..etc.
I've always admired the seaman and what their history was in obtaining the status they have up to about 1940.  So this article starts off on the Pacific coast with the first 'strike' against the shipowners which occurred in 1850.  After this strike was settled, which was to the seaman's defeat, there was sort of a peace for about 35 years....then along about 1885 all hell broke loose.
So this rather long article tells the story of turmoil over the years between the seaman and the shipowner and how they both shuffled and fought up until about 1940.  Fights that lead to gains, then losses,then gains again....but over all I'm really not sure who the winner was.

If your interested in this extremely interesting fight for survival you can click:


Hope you find the article interesting