Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean / Edition 1

Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean / Edition 1

by Bernhard Klein
     
 

The sea has been the site of radical changes in human lives and national histories. It has been an agent of colonial oppression but also of indigenous resistance, a site of loss, dispersal and enforced migration but also of new forms of solidarity and affective kinship. Oceans and Voyagers re-evaluates the view that history happens mainly on dry land and makes the… See more details below

Overview

The sea has been the site of radical changes in human lives and national histories. It has been an agent of colonial oppression but also of indigenous resistance, a site of loss, dispersal and enforced migration but also of new forms of solidarity and affective kinship. Oceans and Voyagers re-evaluates the view that history happens mainly on dry land and makes the case for a creative reinterpretation of the role of the sea: not merely as a passage from one country to the next, but a historical site deserving close study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415946506
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Sea Is History1
1Deep Times, Deep Spaces: Civilizing the Sea13
2Costume Changes: Passing at Sea and on the Beach37
3The Global Economy and the Sulu Zone: Connections, Commodities, and Culture55
4Ahab's Boat: Non-European Seamen in Western Ships of Exploration and Commerce75
5Staying Afloat: Literary Shipboard Encounters from Columbus to Equiano91
6The Red Atlantic; or, "a terrible blast swept over the heaving sea"111
7Chartless Voyages and Protean Geographies: Nineteenth-Century American Fictions of the Black Atlantic131
8"At Sea - Coloured Passenger"149
9Slavery, Insurance, and Sacrifice in the Black Atlantic167
10Cast Away: The Uttermost Parts of the Earth187
Select Bibliography203
Contributors209
Index213

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