Daily Life in the Age of Sail (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in the Age of Sail (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Dorothy Denneen Volo, James M. Volo

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Overview

From the Thirteenth century through the Nineteenth, the waterways of the world provided the major means of transportation for exploration, trade, the military, and even criminals. Find out what life was like for those who chose to sail the high seas, as well as for those who didn't choose to be on board, like wives brought to sea by husbands and slaves en route to the auction block. What were their quarters like? What did they eat? How did they pass their long days at sea? These and other questions are answered in animated prose that brings the lives of ordinary people who oftentimes engaged in extraordinary activities, into sharp focus.

First-hand accounts from such sources as personal journals and magazine articles are provided to help bring the time period alive. Students will also learn what life was like in the seaport towns and what the sailors did when they visited these towns, as well as the physical parts of the ships and the different roles different members of the crew played. This engaging history helps to separate fact from fiction while exploring the reasons the sea and sea life have held such prominent roles in popular fiction, and will help students understand what life was truly like for these people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573566872
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Series: Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

DOROTHY DENNEEN VOLO is a teacher and historian. She is the co-author of Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998) and Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South (Greenwood, 2000).

JAMES M. VOLO is a teacher, historian and living history enthusiast. He is the co-author of Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998) and Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South (Greenwood, 2000).

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Chronologyxi
1.Seaports1
2.Sea Lanes29
3.Navigation49
4.Hull Down on the Horizon63
5.The Crew93
6.Shipboard Environment119
7.Pastimes135
8.Women and the Sea155
9.The Great Trading Fleets of Europe177
10.The Art of War at Sea197
11.Pirates and Privateers217
12.The Age of Fighting Sail239
13.The American Revolution265
14.The Sea and the States283
Selected Bibliography305
Index311

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