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The waterman's song : slavery and freedom in maritime North Carolina

Author: David S Cecelski
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
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Cecelski, "chronicles the world of slave and free black fishermen, pilots, sailors, ferrymen, and other laborers who, from the colonial era through Reconstruction, plied the vast inland waters of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to the upper reaches of tidewater rivers."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cecelski, David S.
Waterman's song.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)605086965
Online version:
Cecelski, David S.
Waterman's song.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606552073
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Cecelski
ISBN: 080782643X 9780807826430 0807849723 9780807849729
OCLC Number: 45951690
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Working on the water --
1. As far as a colored man can there be free : a slave waterman's life --
2. Common as gar broth : slave fishermen from Tidewater plantations to the Outer Banks --
3. Like sailors at sea : slaves and free Blacks in the shad, rockfish, and herring fishery --
4. A march down into the water : canal building and maritime slave labor --
pt. 2. The struggle for freedom --
5. All of them abolitionists : Black watermen and the maritime passage to freedom --
6. The best and most trustworthy pilots : slave watermen in Civil War Beaufort --
7. A radical and Jacobinical spirit : Abraham Galloway and the struggle for freedom in the maritime South --
Afterword : The last daughter of Davis Ridge.
Responsibility: by David S. Cecelski.
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A study of slavery in the maritime US South. It chronicles the world of the slave and free black fishermen, pilots, rivermen, sailors, ferrymen and other labourers who, from the colonial era through  Read more...

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Deeply respectful of historic Black watermen who, like himself, were intimately acquainted with the treacherous and enchanting North Carolina coast, David Cecelski has written the finest regional Read more...

 
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