The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina / Edition 1

The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina / Edition 1

by David S. Cecelski
     
 

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Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807849729
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Waterman's Song
Prologue3
1As Far as a Colored Man Can There Be Free: A Slave Waterman's Life25
2Common as Gar Broth: Slave Fishermen from Tidewater Plantations to the Outer Banks57
3Like Sailors at Sea: Slaves and Free Blacks in the Shad, Rockfish, and Herring Fishery83
4A March Down into the Water: Canal Building and Maritime Slave Labor103
5All of Them Abolitionists: Black Watermen and the Maritime Passage to Freedom121
6The Best and Most Trustworthy Pilots: Slave Watermen in Civil War Beaufort153
7A Radical and Jacobinical Spirit: Abraham Galloway and the Struggle for Freedom in the Maritime South179
Afterword: The Last Daughter of Davis Ridge203
Glossary of North Carolina Watercraft, 1790-1865213
Notes221
Acknowledgments287
Index289

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