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The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution (Hardback)

By Frykman, Niklas

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Mutiny tore like wildfire through the wooden warships of the age of revolution. While commoners across Europe laid siege to the nobility and enslaved workers put the torch to plantation islands, out on the oceans, naval seamen by the tens of thousands turned their guns on the qua...rterdeck and overthrew the absolute rule of captains. By the early 1800s, anywhere between one-third and one-half of all naval seamen serving in the North Atlantic had participated in at least one mutiny, many of them in several, and some even on ships in different navies. In The Bloody Flag, historian Niklas Frykman explores in vivid prose how a decade of violent conflict onboard gave birth to a distinct form of radical politics that brought together the egalitarian culture of North Atlantic maritime communities with the revolutionary era's constitutional republicanism. The attempt to build a radical maritime republic failed, but the red flag that flew from the masts of mutinous ships survived to become the most enduring global symbol of class struggle, economic justice, and republican liberty to this day.
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ISBN 9780520355477
Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
Publisher University of California Press
Format Hardback
Series California World History Library (part: 30)
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ISBN-13 9780520355477
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Frykman, Niklas
Series California World History Library (part: 30)
Category History
World History
Maritime History
Revolutions & Coups
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 303.484
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Radicalism - History - 18th century, Radicalism - History - 19th century, Mutiny - Political aspects - History - 18th century - North Atlantic Region, Mutiny - Political aspects - History - 19th century - North Atlantic Region
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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