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Jack Tar's Story

Jack Tar's Story

The Autobiographies and Memoirs of Sailors in Antebellum America

by Myra C. Glenn
Paperback
Publication Date: 17/07/2014
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Jack Tar's Story examines the autobiographies and memoirs of antebellum American sailors to explore contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic. It is the first study to use various kinds of institutional sources, including crew lists, ships' logs, impressment records, to document the stories sailors told. It focuses on how mariner authors remembered/interpreted various events and experiences, including the War of 1812, the Haitian Revolution, South America's wars of independence, British impressment, flogging on the high seas, roistering, and religious conversion. This book straddles different fields of scholarship and suggests how their concerns intersect or resonate with each other: the history of print culture, the study of autobiographical writing, and the historiography of seafaring life and of masculinity in antebellum America.
ISBN:
9781107693258
9781107693258
Category:
Maritime history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
17-07-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
228x152x13mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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