An Assessment of Voyage Memoirs of the Erikson Era

By Frank Scott, published August 2014

Abstract

The many Erikson voyage memoirs are assessed as a group to establish their value to the historian, and their limits. The cultural differences between the Anglophone ‘adventurer’ trainees, and the Ålander/Finnish professional trainees and crew are illuminated, along with working conditions, training, and the experiences of the few women.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines