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Away off shore : Nantucket Island and its people, 1602-1890

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books ; [Nantucket, Mass.] : Published in association with Mill Hill Press, 2011.
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Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories - great and obscure, famous and infamous - behind what was once the whaling capital of the world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 9780143120124 0143120123
OCLC Number: 695683607
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Mill Hill Press 1994"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 325 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: An island and its altar --
Native origins : Maushop, Roqua, Wonoma, and Autopscot --
Thomas Macy's great escape --
Tristram Coffin, country squire --
"An island full of Indians" : King Philip, John Gibbs, and Peter Folger --
Gardner versus Coffin : the revolt --
The whaling legacy of Ichabod Paddock --
Mary Starbuck, high priestess of the company store --
Richard Macy, the master builder --
Of God, Indians, and getting by : the hireling, Timothy White --
Peleg Folger, the poet whaleman --
Kezia Coffin's revolutionary rise and fall --
The "removals" : from Jethro Coffin to William Rotch --
A "nest of love" no longer : William Coffin and the bank, commons, and school wars --
The golden boy and the dark man : Obed Starbuck and George Pollard --
Absalom Boston and Abram Quary : "of color" on the Grey Lady --
Maria Mitchell, the provincial cosmopolitan --
F.C. Sanford, the mythmaker --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Nantucket Island and its people, 1602-1890
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories - great and obscure, famous and infamous - behind what was once the whaling capital of the world.

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