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Harbours and Havens

Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson

Research in Maritime History, 16


October 18th, 2017

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This book is a collection of ten essays concerning various aspects of ports, port towns, and port history, by means of tribute to the maritime historian, Gordon Jackson. The volumes begins with an appreciation of Gordon Jackson’s career, and concludes with a bibliography of his published work. The first four essays concern British ports - Hull, Liverpool, and Dumfries in particular - and the remaining six concern international ports - a wide range stretching across the ports of Fremantle, Yokohama, Dubai, and Bremen. The essays cover topics such as politics and port management; port development throughout history; post-war port development; individual case studies; the construction of artificial ports; and port policies.


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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
"Gordon Jackson: An Appreciation"17
"Port History: Some Thoughts on Where it Came from and Where it Might be Going"29
"Port Politics: Interest, Faction and Port Management in Mid-Victorian Liverpool"51
"Our Little Company:' The Wilsons and North Eastern Railway Shipping Company Limited, 1906-1935"79
"The Changing Functions of a Rural Port: Dumfries, 1700- 1850"105
"Australian Ports Since 1945"127
"Aspinall, Cornes and Company and the Early Development of the Port of Yokohama"155
"Dubai: From Creek to Global Port City"175
"New York's German Suburb: The Creation of the Port of Bremerhaven, 1827-1918"207
"Capital and Labour in the Port Town of Esbjerg, 1945- 1999"229
"Port Policies: Seaport Planning around the North Atlantic, 1850-1939"245
"Gordon Jackson: A Bibliography"261