No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into jail; for being in a ship is being in jail with the chance of being drowned…A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company. —Samuel Johnson 1759 (Boswell’s Life of Johnson)The early 1700s saw the explosion of global trade through sail power. Sail was the supreme new technology of the period, making possible international mercantilism, the creation of empire, and the accumulation of wealth necessary to launch industrialism. As peasants were driven off the soil creating a new class of wage laborers, sailing ships gathered the dispossessed and unemployed and organized them under an authoritarian hierarchy that was the prototype of the industrial factory. Today, most maritime workers still experience comparatively rigid authoritarian power structures when at sea.
WEEK 10 NEWS!
- Crew B -
- Meet in our regular room, Sem 2 E1107, on Thursday at 1 pm. Be prepared to submit your entire portfolio AND to write a letter to a future boating student.
- Vans leave for Portland at 2pm and return on Sunday afternoon, June 10.
- Anyone who has not signed up for an eval conference should contact his or her seminar leader by email with several proposed times. Sarah is holding conferences Monday through Thursday and Cynthia is holding conferences Wednesday through Friday.
- POTLUCK - Monday at 3pm at Sarah's house. Her address is 704 N. 6th Ave. SW, Tumwater. Home phone - 709-9224. Directions from the college: Take highway 101 toward town. Exit at the SPSCC exit. Turn right, then left on Irving (2nd left). Continue as far as you can to 6th Ave. Turn right and go 2 blocks. House on the left. Corner of Grant and 6th -all covered in trees. Sarah and Cynthia will BBQ a salmon. The rest of you should bring everything else we will eat - (Sarah has enough dishes, but no blender). Bring pictures, videos, etc. to share. Partners, children and dogs are welcome.
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