Whaling captains of color : America's first meritocracy / Skip Finley.
- 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
- 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Bethlehem Main Library||639.28 (Text)||33062009317935||New Adult Non-Fiction||In Process||-|
- ISBN: 9781682475096
- ISBN: 1682475093
- Physical Description: xiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The history of whaling as an industry on this continent has been well-told in books, including some that have been bestsellers, but what hasn't been told is the story of whaling's leaders of color in an era when the only other option was slavery. Whaling was one of the first American industries to exhibit diversity. A man became a captain not because he was white or well-connected, but because he knew how to kill a whale. Along the way, he could learn navigation and reading and writing. Whaling presented a tantalizing alternative to mainland life"-- Provided by publisher.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Whaling masters > United States > History.
African American whalers > History.
Whaling masters > United States > Biography.
African American whalers > Biography.
Whaling > United States > History.