People & Groups

Bailey, Chris Howard. “Ambassadors of England’: Work and leisure for the WRENS in Malta, 1944 – 1950”, Oral History, 21, no. 2, (1993), 55 – 64.

Bassett, Melanie, “The Royal Dockyard Worker in Edwardian England: Culture, Leisure and Empire,” PhD Thesis, University of Portsmouth, (2014), unpublished

Birch, Austin, The Story of the Boys’ Brigade, (London: Frederick Muller, 1965).

Brujin, R., “Seafarers in Early Modern & Modern Times: Change and Continuity”, International Journal of Maritime History, 17, no. 1, (2005), 1 – 16.

Bullen, Frank, With Christ in Sailor Town: What the Seamen’s Mission is Doing, (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1901).

Cesarani, David., ed., Port Jews: Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1500 – 1950, (London: Frank Cass, 2002).

Cesarani, David and Gemma Norman, eds., Jews and Port Cities: 1590 – 1900: Commerce, Community and Cosmopolitanism, (London: Vallentine Mitchell & Co, 2006).

Daly, Gerry, “Crown, Empire and Home Rule: The Irish in Portsmouth, c. 1880 – 1923,” PhD Thesis, University of Portsmouth, (2006), unpublished.

Daunton, Martin, “Jack Ashore: Seamen in Cardiff before 1914’” Welsh History Review, 4, no. 2, (1978), 176 – 203.

Dubin, Lois, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).

Geanacopoulos, Daphne Palmer, The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities, (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017).

Field, John, Portsmouth Dockyard and its workers 1815-1875, The Portsmouth Papers, (Portsmouth: Portsmouth City Council, 1994).

Fisher, S., Studies in British Privateering, Trading Enterprise and Seamen’s Welfare, 1775 – 1900, (Exeter: Exeter University Press, 1987).

Foy, C. R.,”Eighteenth Century Prize Negroes: From Britain to America,” Slavery & Abolition 31:3 (Sept. 2010): 379-393.

Foy, C. R., “Unkle Somerset’s freedom: liberty in England for black sailors,” Journal for Maritime Research 13:1 (Spring 2011): 21-36.

Foy, C. R., “The Royal Navy’s Employment of Black Mariners and Maritime Workers, 1754-1783,” International Maritime History Journal, 28, no. 1 (Feb. 2016): 6-35.

Fricke, Peter, ed., Seafarer and Community: Towards a Social Understanding of Seafaring, (London: Croom Helm, 1973).

Frost, Diane, ed., Ethnic Labour and British Imperial Trade: A History of Ethnic Seafarers in the United Kingdom, (London: Frank Cass, 1995).

Hall, Captain W.H., Sailors Homes: Their Origin and Progress, (London: W. H. Dalton, 1854).

Howell, Colin and Richard Twomey, eds., Jack Tar in History: Essays in the History of Maritime Life and Labour, (Fredericton: New Brunswick Academic Press, 1991).

Hoyle, Brian, “Fields of Tension: Development Dynamics at the Port-City Interface,” Jewish Culture and History, 4, no.2, (2001), 12 – 30.

Kverndal, Roald, Seamen’s Missions: Their Origins and Early Growth, (Pasadena: William Carey Library 1986).

Kenefick, William, Rebellious and Contrary: The Glasgow Dockers, 1853 – 1932, (London: Tuckwell, 2000).

Land, Isaac, War, Nationalism and the British Sailor, 1750 – 1850, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Land, Isaac, “Patriotic Complaints: Sailors Performing Petition in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain,” in ed. Kirsty Reid and Fiona Paisley, Critical Perspectives on Colonialism: Writing the Empire from Below, (London: Routledge, 2013), 102-120.

Lemisch, Jesse, “Jack Tar in the Streets: Merchant Seamen in the Politics of Revolutionary America”, William & Mary Quarterly, 25, no. 3, (1968), 371 – 407.

Lemisch, Jesse, Jack Tar vs. John Bull: The Role of the New York Seaman in Precipitating the Revolution, (London: Garland Publishing, 1997).

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker, The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000).

MacDougall, Philip, Settlers, Visitors and Asylum Seekers: Diversity in Portsmouth since the Late Eighteenth Century, The Portsmouth Papers, (Portsmouth: Portsmouth City Council, 2007).

McCartney, Helen B., Citizen Soldiers: the Liverpool Territorials in the First World War, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Monaco, C.S., “Port Jews or a People of the Diaspora? A Critique of the Port Jew Concept,” Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 15, no. 2 (2009), 137-166.

Ogborn, Miles, and Chris Philo, “Soldiers, Sailors and Moral Locations in Nineteenth Century Portsmouth”, Area, 26, no. 3, (1994), 221 – 231.

Peacock, Roger, Pioneer of Boyhood: Story of Sir William A. Smith, Founder of the Boys’ Brigade, (London: Boys’ Brigade, 1954).

Rediker, Marcus, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Mercantile Seamen, Pirates and the Anglo – American Maritime World, 1700 – 1750, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).

Roberts, Hannah, The WRNS in Wartime. The Women’s Royal Naval Service 1917-1945.  (London: I B Tauris, 2017).

Rowe, Richard, Jack Afloat and Jack Ashore, (London: Smith Elder, 1875).

Sager, Eric, “Seafaring Labour in Maritime History and Working Class History”, International Journal of Maritime History, 11, no. 1, (1989 – 1991), 259 – 274.

Sorkin, David,  “The Port Jew: Notes toward a social type,” Journal of Jewish Studies 50, no. 1 (1999), 87-97.

Springall, John, Brian Fraser and Michael Hoare, eds., Sure and Steadfast: A History of the Boys’ Brigade 1883 – 1983, (London: Collins, 1983).

Stanley, Jo, Women and the Royal Navy, (London and Portsmouth: I B Tauris and National Museum of the Royal Navy, 2017).

Vickers, Daniel with Vince Walsh, Young Men and the Sea: Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sailor, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005).

Waters, Mavis, “Dockyard and Parliament: A Study of Unskilled Workers in Chatham Yard, 1860-1900”, Southern History, 6, (1984), 123-138.


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