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  • BLACK JACKS: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. by Bolster, W. Jeffrey
    Bolster, W. Jeffrey
    BLACK JACKS: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED - A comprehensive look at black seafaring in the age of sail - "Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.. . Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together - even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart - but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. He…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED - A comprehensive look at black seafaring in the age of sail - "Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.. . Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together - even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart - but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. He traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work." INSCRIBED on the title page. Maps, illustrations. Notes, index. vii, 310 pp. ISBN: 0-674076273.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (inscription on dedication page, minor wear).

    Book ID: 75161
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  • BRILLIANT BEACONS: A History of the American Lighthouse. by Dolin, Eric Jay.
    Dolin, Eric Jay.
    BRILLIANT BEACONS: A History of the American Lighthouse.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Liveright / Norton, (2016). First edition - "The most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written. . ; Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, [it] traces the evolution of Americas lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nations hardscrabble coastlines." Illustrated with photographs throughout. Includes lists of lighthouse organizations, museums, endnotes and a select bibliography. xv, 514 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 67366
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  • PACIFIC LUMBER SHIPS. by Newell, Gordon and Joe Williamson.
    Newell, Gordon and Joe Williamson.
    PACIFIC LUMBER SHIPS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Superior Publishing Company. (1960.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The stories of the ships - both sail and steam - that plied the lumber trade in and out of Pacific ports like Seattle, Tacoma, Eureka, San Francisco, and Hawaii, bringing the lumber needed to build the new West. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of old photographs. Index of pictures. Large format, 192 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43467
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