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Creation of the Revolutionary Creation of the Revolutionary Atlantic: A World Turned Upside Atlantic: A World Turned Upside Down Down
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Consolidating the Capitalist Consolidating the Capitalist Economy Economy Privateering and Piracy: Obtaining Capital  Privateering and Piracy: Obtaining Capital  for a New Economy for a New Economy Enclosure and Slavery: Labor for growing  Enclosure and Slavery: Labor for growing  capitalism capitalism Trade and Mercantilism Trade and Mercantilism The nexus of evolving capital and resistance  The nexus of evolving capital and resistance  to enforcement of work, time, discipline to enforcement of work, time, discipline
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Queen Elizabeth I., O.G. (r. 1558-1603) “the English know as much about the business as contraband as any people in the world.” Jean Baptiste Labat
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Drake, the Cimarrons, and the raid on Nombre de Dios, 1572 30 Tons of Silver overcomes a lot of Racism.
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John Oxenham’s Revolution, 1575: “[T]hey would have returned in such strength that, aided by the negroes, they would have become masters of the Pacific, which God forbid, for this is the key to all Peru.”
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The Rise of Capitalism in England and the Enclosure Movement
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Early Resistance to a Political Economic Sea Change in England
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Dealing with the Rabble haarp chile earthquake Aceibo jicamarca
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“Crimps” and Press Gangs: Involuntary Employment Agencies
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Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (and ?!):  Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (and ?!):  The Life of a Merchant Seaman The Life of a Merchant Seaman Hazards of Maritime Work Hazards of Maritime Work Discipline Discipline Pirates and Slaves:  Pirates and Slaves:          Making Common Cause Making Common Cause ?!
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During the 18 th Century, 20- 25% of all adult males worked in the maritime sector. Hazards of the Trade: Scurvy, Typhus, Yellow Fever, Rheumatism, Ulcers, Skin Disease, Broken Bones, Lost Limbs, Drowning, the Captain. “Those who go to sea would go to hell as a pastime.” Seamen working the Slave Trade Route died at the same proportional rate as the slaves: 30-40% per voyage. "no man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned. .. A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company."
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea “There is no justice or injustice ‘board ship lad. There are only two things: duty and mutiny. All that you ordered to do is duty. All that you refuse to do is mutiny.” “He beat the crewman with dried elephant pizzle” until unconscious”
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Conditions Swearing, humor, disrespect for authority, Skepticism, drinking, jumping ship, mutiny “O, the times are hard and the wages low. Leaver, John-ny, leave her
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course HIST 242 taught by Professor Carlson during the Spring '10 term at Canada College.

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