1. Introduction Part I: Urban identity 2. Out of the blue, into the black: representing, imagining, and researching port cities 3. Reconstructing port identities: the urban politics of waterfront development 4. From ports of empire to capitals of culture: museums of slavery and Colonial history Part II: Waterfront work 5. Intergenerational lessons from the Liverpool dockers' strike: rebuilding solidarity in the port 6. Precarious reforms and the legacy of struggle: the dockers of Marseille-Fos 7. Ruination and recovery: keeping the longshoremen's histroy in post-Katrina New Orleans Part III: Radicalism 8. Radicalism on the waterfront: imagining alternative futures in Liverpool, Marseille, and New Orleans 9. Conclusion.