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Dillon, Richard H. Shanghaiing Days
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(030345) Dillon, Richard H. Shanghaiing Days. New York: Coward - McCann, Inc., 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 351 pages. Fine in Fine DJ. Nice printed bookplate on front pastedown. The account of 19th century hell-ships, bucko mates and masters, and dangerous ports-of-call from San Francisco to Singapore. In the last quarter of the 19th century, the American Merchant Marine went into a terrible decline, and sailors were forced to serve under conditions that were little better than serfdom  (Merchant Marine, Merchant Mariners, Shanghaiing)

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