Signing-On

By Conrad Dixon, published August 1984

Abstract

The nature of contracts signed by seamen from 1729 to the 1979 Merchant Shipping Act are reviewed and while they may differ significantly, the obligations stemming from the Laws of Oleron, the apprehensions of West Indian planters, City of London merchants and stern Victorian paternalism still linger on.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

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