Black Odyssey: The Seafaring Traditions of Afro-Americans / Edition 2

Black Odyssey: The Seafaring Traditions of Afro-Americans / Edition 2

by James Barker Farr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820408034

ISBN-13: 9780820408033

Pub. Date: 02/01/1992

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Black Americans mentioned in traditional histories of the United States are usually marginal characters, shuffling along the periphery of momentous change. However, recent scholarship has demonstrated otherwise. Now Black Odyssey documents Afro-American involvement in all the nation's great maritime traditions. In peace and war, from colonial times to the

Overview

Black Americans mentioned in traditional histories of the United States are usually marginal characters, shuffling along the periphery of momentous change. However, recent scholarship has demonstrated otherwise. Now Black Odyssey documents Afro-American involvement in all the nation's great maritime traditions. In peace and war, from colonial times to the present, black men readily turned to the sea when life ashore proved uncertain or hostile, taking jobs that did not arouse the envy of whites, and perhaps finding a certain solace in the sea's endless harmonies of wind and wave.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820408033
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Series:
Culture, Ethnicity and Nation Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310

Table of Contents

Contents: A comprehensive History of Black American Seafarers, from colonial times to the present. Black Argonauts documents extensive Black Participation in the Navy, Whaling, and Merchant Marine.

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