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The Waterman S Song

Author : David S. Cecelski
ISBN : 9780807869727
Genre : Social Science
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The first major study of slavery in the maritime South, The Waterman's Song chronicles the world of slave and free black fishermen, pilots, rivermen, 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. Demonstrating the vitality and significance of this local African American maritime culture, David Cecelski also reveals its connections to the Afro-Caribbean, the relatively egalitarian work culture of seafaring men who visited nearby ports, and the revolutionary political tides that coursed throughout the black Atlantic. Black maritime laborers played an essential role in local abolitionist activity, slave insurrections, and other antislavery activism. They also boatlifted thousands of slaves to freedom during the Civil War. But most important, Cecelski says, they carried an insurgent, democratic vision born in the maritime districts of the slave South into the political maelstrom of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Martyr To Freedom

Author : Zachary Martin
ISBN : 9780761854234
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Captain Daniel Drayton was an Atlantic coastal trader and abolitionist who led a life filled with ambition but afflicted by failure. This book explores his life and questions possible motives behind his tragic suicide in the summer of 1857 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Fire Of Freedom

Author : David S. Cecelski
ISBN : 9780807835661
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the life of a former slave who became a radical abolitionist and Union spy, recruiting black soldiers for the North, fighting racism within the Union Army and much more.

The North Carolina Roots Of African American Literature

Author : William L. Andrews
ISBN : 0807877050
Genre : Literary Collections
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The first African American to publish a book in the South, the author of the first female slave narrative in the United States, the father of black nationalism in America--these and other founders of African American literature have a surprising connection to one another: they all hailed from the state of North Carolina. This collection of poetry, fiction, autobiography, and essays showcases some of the best work of eight influential African American writers from North Carolina during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In his introduction, William L. Andrews explores the reasons why black North Carolinians made such a disproportionate contribution (in quantity and lasting quality) to African American literature as compared to that of other southern states with larger African American populations. The authors in this anthology parlayed both the advantages and disadvantages of their North Carolina beginnings into sophisticated perspectives on the best and the worst of which humanity, in both the South and the North, was capable. They created an African American literary tradition unrivaled by that of any other state in the South. Writers included here are Charles W. Chesnutt, Anna Julia Cooper, David Bryant Fulton, George Moses Horton, Harriet Jacobs, Lunsford Lane, Moses Roper, and David Walker.

Fodor S Travel Historic America

Author : Robert I. C. Fisher
ISBN : WISC:89081233553
Genre : Travel
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Explores the historical sites of the original thirteen colonies, including driving tours, landmarks, museums, battle sites, attractions, and special events.

Carolina Comments

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ISBN : OSU:32435070560982
Genre : North Carolina
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America History And Life

Author : Eric H. Boehm
ISBN : UOM:39015065432968
Genre : United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Island People

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112224790
Genre : Photography
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Loyalit T

Author : George P. Fletcher
ISBN : 3596119537
Genre : Loyalty
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Geschichtswissenschaft Jenseits Des Nationalstaats

Author : Jürgen Osterhammel
ISBN : 9783647351629
Genre : History
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Die deutsche Geschichtswissenschaft ist in weiten Teilen von einer nationalgeschichtlichen Perspektive gekennzeichnet. Die in diesem Band gesammelten Aufsätze sind als Einspruch gegen diese einseitige Prägung zu verstehen. Jürgen Osterhammel behandelt zwischen den Polen Vergleich und Beziehungsgeschichte verschiedene Themen der Weltgeschichte, wobei der Begriff »Beziehung« sich nicht auf dem Bereich der internationalen Politik beschränkt, sondern andere Arten von Beziehungen wie etwa Kulturtransfers in gleicher Weise einbezieht. Auch geht es in diesem Band nicht um »Außereuropäische Geschichte« – letztlich eine Kategorie einer auf Europa zentrierten Historie – sondern vielmehr darum, Amerika, Asien, Afrika und Ozeanien in den Horizont einer »normalen« Geschichtswissenschaft zu integrieren. Neben eine nationalgeschichtliche und eine auf Europa zielende Historie könnte so eine Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht treten. Dabei geht es nicht um Antworten von globaler Gültigkeit, sondern um Fragen in einem universalen Horizont.

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