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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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  • VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA, WRITTEN AT SEA 1852: The Journal of Lucy Kendall Herrick. by Herrick, Lucy Kendall, edited By Amy Requa Russell, Marcia Russell Good, and Mary Good Lindgren.
    Herrick, Lucy Kendall, edited By Amy Requa Russell, Marcia Russell Good, and Mary Good Lindgren.
    VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA, WRITTEN AT SEA 1852: The Journal of Lucy Kendall Herrick.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Account of 24 year old Lucy Kendall Herrick's 137-day voyage in 1852 from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn, aboard the 'Josephine', a 947-ton, three-masted freighter, a trip made with her mother, sister and family friend, to rejoin her father in the gold mines. One of the few accounts written by women about sea journeys during that era. Introduction by Andrew Rolle.Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography and index. A handsomely produced book, somewhat oversized. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-87328-1659.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 44366
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