- Sep 2021
Documents of the time
This would be a good place to have one or two illustrative primary documents inserted.
One of the most well known is:
Description of a Slave Ship. London: Printed by James Phillips [for the London Committee of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade], 1789. Two broadsides.
A digitized copy of the original can be found here: https://dpul.princeton.edu/wa/catalog/qj72p788s
along with some additional context here: https://blogs.princeton.edu/notabilia/2020/05/28/teaching-the-slave-ship/
- May 2021
Dempsey, H., & Parkin, B. (2021, May 5). India’s Covid surge rocks global shipping industry. https://www.ft.com/content/cf40d764-6ab6-4638-bea6-594cc3cd5d53
- Apr 2021
The ship of Jaume Ferrer departed for the River of Gold on the 10th of August of 1346, the feast of St. Lawrence.
The Black Plague began in 1346. Throughout my readings on the Black Death I found out that Majorca (the city Ferrer was from) was not affected until 1348. Jamume Ferrer's crew would have had time to avoid the Bubonic plague if they did not disappear at sea.
- Aug 2020
Carey, B., & Glanz, J. (2020, July 30). Aboard the Diamond Princess, a Case Study in Aerosol Transmission. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/health/diamond-princess-coronavirus-aerosol.html
- Jun 2020
- May 2020
Devereux, H. (2020 May 04). Thousands of seafarers are stranded aboard ships, with no end to their shift in sight. The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/thousands-of-seafarers-are-stranded-aboard-ships-with-no-end-to-their-shift-in-sight-137324
- worker safety
- mental health
- essential worker
- cruise ship
- Nov 2016
The 1620 agreement (first called the Mayflower Compact in 1793) was a legal instrument that bound the Pilgrims together when they arrived in New England. The core members of the Pilgrims' immigrant group were Separatists, members of a Puritan sect that had split from the Church of England, the only legal church in England at that time. Others in the group, however, had remained part of the Church of England, so not all of the Pilgrims shared the same religion.
The Mayflower compact was a signature sheet that would be used for the signers to go to America for religious freedom.
- Native Americans
- Early America