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The Wooden World Turned Upside Down: Naval Mutinies in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

Frykman, Niklas Erik (2010) The Wooden World Turned Upside Down: Naval Mutinies in the Age of Atlantic Revolution. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Mutinies tore like wildfire through the wooden warships of the revolutionary era. While sans-culottes across Europe laid siege to the nobility and slaves put the torch to plantation islands overseas, out on the oceans naval seamen by the tens of thousands turned their guns on the quarterdeck, formed committees, elected delegates, and overthrew the absolute rule of captains. Never before or since have there been as many mutinies on both sides of the front, as well as among many of the neutral powers, as during the French Revolutionary Wars. This dissertation, based on research in British, Danish, Dutch, French, Swedish, and US archives, traces the development of the mutinous Atlantic from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to its crescendo in 1797.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Frykman, Niklas
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRediker,
Committee MemberMarkoff, Johnjm2@pitt.eduJM2
Committee MemberDrescher,
Committee MemberHall, Van Beckvanbeck@pitt.eduVANBECK
Date: 30 September 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 8 July 2010
Approval Date: 30 September 2010
Submission Date: 21 July 2010
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: age of revolution; atlantic history; mutiny; naval history
Other ID:, etd-07212010-143858
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:52
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:46


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