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Contents List of Illustrations xi Foreword xiii Acknowledgments xv Chronology xix Introduction 1 1. “Delightfully Situated on a Healthy Hill”: The Port of Portland before the Civil War 6 2. Black Fades to Green on the Waterfront: Nineteenth-Century Social, Racial, and Ethnic Change 36 3. A Mixed Blessing: Portland at the Turn of the Twentieth-Century 65 4. Lost Strikes and Union Affiliation: Early Twentieth-Century Labor Militancy Alongshore 84 5. Apex of the Union and Catholic Hierarchical Influence 113 6. Longshore Culture and the Decline of the Port of Portland in the Midto Late Twentieth Century 141 Conclusion: The Port of Portland in the Twenty-First Century and Its Maritime Future 181 Appendix A. Portland Town 195 Appendix B. Day of the Clipper 197 Appendix C. PLSBS Retirement List as of January 1983 199 Appendix D. Oral Histories 201 Appendix E. Longshore Nicknames 203 Appendix F. Membership Levels of the Portland Longshoremen’s Benevolent Society 215 Notes 219 Bibliography 243 Index 269 ...


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