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Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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W. Jeffrey Bolster, master mariner and historian, shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors pl... weiterlesen
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Titel: Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
Autor/en: W. Jeffrey Bolster

ISBN: 0674076273
EAN: 9780674076273
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
HARVARD UNIV PR

September 1998 - kartoniert - 320 Seiten

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W. Jeffrey Bolster, master mariner and historian, shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America. 37 photos. 3 maps.

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W. Jeffrey Bolster charts new ground by examining in detail the role and experiences of African-American seamen in a crucial phase of American history. To support his main argument that 'the rise and fall of African American seafaring in the age of sail was central to the creation of black America, ' Bolster skillfully teases out from numerous primary sources material on African-American mariners in Africa and the diaspora...[His] important book provides a fascinating glimpse of the experiences of African-American seamen. His interesting and detailed description of the thousands of captured black sailors held at Dartmoor Prison during the War of 1812 recalls the dangers that often accompanied these individuals, for whom no eighteenth or nineteenth-century society had a clearly defined legal position. Rather than being simply maritime history, this is social history at its most eloquent...By successfully mining many traditional sources, [Bolster] has helped us understand the multifaceted nature of the African-American community.--Edward L. Cox "American Historical Review "
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