ISBN-10:
0521484480
ISBN-13:
9780521484480
Pub. Date:
05/27/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling, 1830-1870 / Edition 1

Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling, 1830-1870 / Edition 1

by Margaret S. Creighton

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ISBN-13: 9780521484480
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/27/2006
Series: Garland Reference Library of the
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Archives and collections; Introduction: the passing of Nathaniel Robinson; 1. The evolution of the American whale fishery, 1650-1900; 2. 'Tis advertised in Boston': the shaping of a ship's crew; 3. 'Wondrous tales of the mighty deep': whaling life and labor; 4. The 'old man': the sea captain's split personality; 5. Crossing the line: Fraternity in the forecastle; 6. The attack of the Daniel: whalemen ashore; 7. Sailors; sweethearts, and wives: gender and sex in the deepwater workplace; 8. Afterword; Appendixes; Index.

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