Synopses & Reviews
Bill Pickelhaupt, in this reprint of a classic, tells the true story of shanghaiing-kidnapping men for a voyage at sea after they were slipped drugged liquor-and the politicians who let it happen in San Francisco for over sixty years. Includes victims' first-hand accounts and 50 photographs and drawings.
The true story of shanghaiing -- men kidnapped to serve at sea -- and the politicians who let it happen. Includes ten firsthand accounts of men who were shanghaied.
About the Author
Bill Pickelhalpt, author ofKevin Starr is California State Librarian and University Professor at the University of Southern California. He is the author of the acclaimed multi-volume series "Americans and the California Dream" (1973-1998). Richard J. Orsi is Professor of History at California State University, Hayward, and editor of "California History." He is the coeditor of "Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush" (California, 1998) and "A Golden State: Mining and Economic Development in Gold Rush California" (California, 1999).