Devil

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the Devil

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a perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person

one who causes minor trouble or damage

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Here, as in Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, piracy is situated firmly in the context of work, class, and power afloat, a natural, if extreme, byproduct of the endemic conflict between captains and crews during the transition to capitalism.
The seafaring men who appear in Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Villains of All Nations, and The Many-Headed Hydra cared tremendously for "abstractions": they were part and parcel of an Atlantic subaltern experience and were conscious of the wider linkages to be found there.
Writing in Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, he argues that "maritime work represented a capital-labor relation quite distinct from landlord-tenant, master-servant, or master-apprenticeship relationships.
For additional comment and criticism see "Roundtable: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," with contributions by Daniel Vickers, Lewis R.
Marine ecotourism; between the devil and the deep blue sea.