The Genesis of Rebellion: Governance, Grievance, and Mutiny in the Age of Sail

@inproceedings{Pfaff2020TheGO,
  title={The Genesis of Rebellion: Governance, Grievance, and Mutiny in the Age of Sail},
  author={Steven J. Pfaff and M. Hechter},
  year={2020}
}
The Age of Sail has long fascinated readers, writers, and the general public. Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Jack London et al. treated ships at sea as microcosms; Petri dishes in which larger themes of authority, conflict and order emerge. In this fascinating book, Pfaff and Hechter explore mutiny as a manifestation of collective action and contentious politics. The authors use narrative evidence and statistical analysis to trace the processes by which governance failed, social order decayed… Expand