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Black Jacks

African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

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PAPERBACK

$20.00 • £16.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674076273

Publication Date: 09/15/1998

Academic Trade

352 pages

5-3/4 x 9 inches

37 halftones, 3 maps, 3 tables

World

  • Introduction: To Tell the Tale
  • 1. The Emergence of Black Sailors in Plantation America
  • 2. African Roots of Black Seafaring
  • 3. The Way of a Ship
  • 4. The Boundaries of Race in Maritime Culture
  • 5. Possibilities for Freedom
  • 6. Precarious Pillar of the Black Community
  • 7. Free Sailors and the Struggle with Slavery
  • 8. Toward Jim Crow at Sea
  • Tables
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments

Awards & Accolades

  • Co-Winner, 1997 Wesley–Logan Prize, American Historical Association and Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • 1997 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, History Category
  • 1997 John Lyman Book Award for U.S. Maritime History, North American Society for Oceanic History
  • A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, 1997
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