IRSH Special Issue on Maritime Radicalism

Table of contents, special issue vol 58 (December 2013)

Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution: A Global Survey is the title of IRSH special issue vol 58 (December 2013) edited by Clare Anderson, Niklas Frykman, Lex Heerma van Voss and Marcus Rediker.

The essays collected in this volume demonstrate that during the age of revolution (1760s–1840s) most sectors of the maritime industries experienced higher levels of unrest than is usually recognized. Ranging across global contexts including the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans as well as the Caribbean, Andaman, and South China Seas, and exploring the actions of sailors, laborers, convicts, and slaves, this collection shows that the radicalism of the age of revolution can best be viewed as a geographically connected process, and that the maritime world was central to its multiple eruptions and global character.


Marcus Rediker ‘The African Origins of the Amistad Rebellion, 1839’
Karwan Fatah-Black ‘Orangism, Patriotism and Slavery in Curacao, 1795-1796’
Nicole Ulrich ‘International Radicalism, Local Solidarities: the 1797 Mutinies in Southern African Waters’
Niklas Frykman ‘Connections between Mutinies in European Navies’
Matthias van Rossum ‘“Amok!”: Mutinies and Slaves on Dutch East Indiamen in the 1780’s’
Chris Magra ‘ Maritime Radicalism and the Origins of the Age of Revolution’
Aaron Jaffer ‘“Lord of the Forecastle”: Serangs, Tindals and Lascar Mutiny, c. 1780-1860’
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart ‘”Those Lads Contrived a Plan”: Attempts at Mutiny on Australian Bound Convict Vessels’
Ian Duffield ‘Cutting Out and Taking Liberties: Australia’s Transported Convict Pirates, 1790-1829’
Clare Anderson ‘The Age of Revolution in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and South China Sea: A Maritime Perspective’
Anita Rupprecht ‘“All We Have Done, We Have Done for Freedom”: The Creole Slave Ship Revolt (1841) and the Revolutionary Atlantic’