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.
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
|4.||Hull Down on the Horizon||63|
|8.||Women and the Sea||155|
|9.||The Great Trading Fleets of Europe||177|
|10.||The Art of War at Sea||197|
|11.||Pirates and Privateers||217|
|12.||The Age of Fighting Sail||239|
|13.||The American Revolution||265|
|14.||The Sea and the States||283|