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The Autobiography Of A Cornish Smuggler Captain Harry Carter Of Frussia Cove 1749 1809

Author : John B. Cornish
ISBN : 9781409784746
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Autobiography Of A Cornish Smuggler Captain Harry Carter Of Prussia Cove

Author : Introduction and Notes by John B. Cornis
ISBN : 0353945331
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Smuggling In Cornwall

Author : Jeremy Johns
ISBN : 9781445651699
Genre : True Crime
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Jeremy Johns provides a pictorial history of smuggling in Cornwall.
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Cornish Seafarers The Smuggling Wrecking And Fishing Life Of Cornwall

Author : A. K. Hamilton Jenkin
ISBN : 9781473356986
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This fascinating book contains a detailed account of the seafaring lifestyle intrinsic to Cornish culture, covering a wide range of topics from smuggling and wrecking to fishing and general boating. A delightful book sure to appeal to anyone with a keen interest in Cornish culture, Cornish Seafarers is a must-have addition to collections of antiquarian nautical literature and well deserves a place atop any bookshelf. Alfred Kenneth Hamilton Jenkin (29 October 1900 – 20 August 1980) was best known as a historian, who had a keen interest in Cornish mining and published the classic text The Cornish Miner (1927). This rare text has been elected for modern republication due to its historical value, and is proudly republished here with a new introduction to the subject.
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Mapping The Self

Author : Frédéric Regard
ISBN : 2862722693
Genre : Authors, English
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Cornish Wrecking 1700 1860

Author : Cathryn J. Pearce
ISBN : 9781843835554
Genre : History
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Shows how the image of Cornish wreckers as villains deliberately luring ships on to the rocks is a myth.
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Smugglers And Smuggling

Author : Trevor May
ISBN : 9781784420000
Genre : History
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Smuggling was rife in Britain between the seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, and since then smugglers have come often to be romanticised as cheeky rogues – as highwaymen of the coasts and Robin Hood figures. The reality could be very different. Cut-throat businessmen determined to make a profit, many smugglers were prepared to use excessive force as often as they used cunning, and the officers whose job it was to apprehend them were regularly brutally intimidated into inaction. Trevor May explains who the smugglers were, what motivated them, where they operated, and how items ranging from barrels of brandy to boxes of tea would surreptitiously be moved inland under the noses of, and sometimes even in collusion with, the authorities.
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Liberty S Dawn

Author : Emma Griffin
ISBN : 9780300194814
Genre : History
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“Emma Griffin gives a new and powerful voice to the men and women whose blood and sweat greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution” (Tim Hitchcock, author of Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London). This “provocative study” looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class (The New Yorker). The era didn’t just bring about misery and poverty. On the contrary, Emma Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For many, this was a period of new, and much valued, sexual and cultural freedom. This rich personal account focuses on the social impact of the Industrial Revolution, rather than its economic and political histories. In the tradition of bestselling books by Liza Picard, Judith Flanders, and Jerry White, Griffin gets under the skin of the period and creates a cast of colorful characters, including factory workers, miners, shoemakers, carpenters, servants, and farm laborers. “Through the ‘messy tales’ of more than 350 working-class lives, Emma Griffin arrives at an upbeat interpretation of the Industrial Revolution most of us would hardly recognize. It is quite enthralling.” —The Oldie magazine “A triumph, achieved in fewer than 250 gracefully written pages. They persuasively purvey Griffin’s historical conviction. She is intimate with her audience, wooing it and teasing it along the way.” —The Times Literary Supplement “An admirably intimate and expansive revisionist history.” —Publishers Weekly
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