Shanghaied in San Francisco (Maritime)

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9780964731226: Shanghaied in San Francisco (Maritime)

This non-fiction book chronicles the history of kidnapping of men to serve as sailors in San Francisco from 1849-1910. The criminal activity, the economic underpinnings for shanghaiing and the political system which protected the practice for over 60 years are explored. Shanghaied in San Francisco documents one of San Francisco's wildest periods with footnotes and 79 photographs and line-drawings. Bibliography, glossary, index.

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The inspiration for Shanghaied in San Francisco came while doing volunteer work in late 1995 at the San Francisco Maritime Museum indexing old oral history transcripts. Among these stories, a half-dozen first hand accounts of men who had actually been shanghaied leapt out at me. When I stumbled across three photographs of men who had shanghaied sailors in 19th century San Francisco, I knew the story of shanghaiing had to be told.

About the Author:

Bill Pickelhaupt was born and educated in Michigan and moved to San Francisco in 1984. Bill took up rowing after his arrival and became fascinated with San Francisco's waterfront past. Although he works in the city's Financial District by day, he has found time to write Shanghaied in San Francisco and Club Rowing on San Francisco, 1869-1939.

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