Download Free A Path in the Mighty Waters PDF by Stephen R. Berry Full Book and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-13 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In October 1735, James Oglethorpe’s Georgia Expedition set sail from London, bound for Georgia. Two hundred and twenty-seven passengers boarded two merchant ships accompanied by a British naval vessel and began a transformative voyage across the Atlantic that would last nearly five months. Chronicling their passage in journals, letters, and other accounts, the migrants described the challenges of physical confinement, the experiences of living closely with people from different regions, religions, and classes, and the multi-faceted character of the ocean itself. Using their specific journey as his narrative arc, Stephen Berry’s A Path in the Mighty Waters tells the broader and hereto underexplored story of how people experienced their crossings to the New World in the eighteenth-century. During this time, hundreds of thousands of Europeans – mainly Irish and German – crossed the Atlantic as part of their martial, mercantile, political, or religious calling. Histories of these migrations, however, have often erased the ocean itself, giving priority to activities performed on solid ground. Reframing these histories, Berry shows how the ocean was more than a backdrop for human events; it actively shaped historical experiences by furnishing a dissociative break from normal patterns of life and a formative stage in travelers’ processes of collective identification. Shipboard life, serving as a profound conversion experience for travelers, both spiritually and culturally, resembled the conditions of a frontier or border zone where the chaos of pure possibility encountered an inner need for stability and continuity, producing permutations on existing beliefs. Drawing on an impressive array of archival collections, Berry’s vivid and rich account reveals the crucial role the Atlantic played in history and how it has lingered in American memory as a defining experience.
Download Free Giving Preservation a History PDF by Max Page Full Book and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents
Download Free To Swear like a Sailor PDF by Paul A. Gilje Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anyone could swear like a sailor! Within the larger culture, sailors had pride of place in swearing. But how they swore and the reasons for their bad language were not strictly wedded to maritime things. Instead, sailor swearing, indeed all swearing in this period, was connected to larger developments. This book traces the interaction between the maritime and mainstream world in the United States while examining cursing, language, logbooks, storytelling, sailor songs, reading, images, and material goods. To Swear Like a Sailor offers insight into the character of Jack Tar - the common seaman - and into the early republic. It illuminates the cultural connections between Great Britain and the United States and the appearance of a distinct American national identity. The book explores the emergence of sentimental notions about the common man - through the guise of the sailor - appearing on stage, in song, in literature, and in images.
Download Free The Grey Undercurrent PDF by Felix Schürmann Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2023-04-03 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By extending their voyages to all oceans from the 1760s onward, whaling vessels from North America and Europe spanned a novel net of hunting grounds, maritime routes, supply posts, and transport chains across the globe. For obtaining provisions, cutting firewood, recruiting additional men, and transshipping whale products, these highly mobile hunters regularly frequented coastal places and islands along their routes, which were largely determined by the migratory movements of their prey. American-style pelagic whaling thus constituted a significant, though often overlooked factor in connecting people and places between distant world regions during the long nineteenth century. Focusing on Africa, this book investigates side-effects resulting from stopovers by whalers for littoral societies on the economic, social, political, and cultural level. For this purpose it draws on eight local case studies, four from Africa’s west coast and four from its east coast. In the overall picture, the book shows a broad range of effects and side-effects of different forms and strengths, which it figures as a "grey undercurrent" of global history.
Download Free Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites PDF by Joel Stone Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-03-28 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Interpreting Maritime History at Museums and Historic Sites lays the groundwork for keeping this heritage alive in museums and historic sites. It provides the broadest spectrum of discussion and direction for those approaching new installations, projects and programming. Highlights of its wide-range include: •Historic vessels and shipbuilding •Freshwater maritime history, including a focus on regionalism •Maritime archaeology, including shipwrecks •Scientific history, including the environment •Recreational history, including rowing, fishing, racing, and cruising •Lighthouses and lifesaving stations
Download Free And They Were Related, Too PDF by Vicki S. Welch Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2006 with total page 635 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take a journey through the stories of eleven generations of ancestors and descendants of Cuff Condol/Congdon, a Native American slave. The children and grandchildren of Cuff spread across the landscape of Connecticut into New York and Ohio. This is a chronicle of their fight for liberty and citizenship in America. The web of kinship is expansive. They define what nations, communities, groups, and families that they belong to. Their voices and words are utilized in an effort to allow them to speak to us. It is an American story including African, European, Jewish, and Chinese American ancestors. Genealogy, history, and social activism all play a role in their telling of this tale. So, come and take the journey! ***This book is the Grand Prize Winner of the Annual Literary Awards Contest of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists!***
Download Free Roving Mariners PDF by Lynette Russell Full Book and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing. For most Australian Aboriginal people, the impact of colonialism was blunt—dispossession, dislocation, disease, murder, and missionization. Yet there is another story of Australian history that has remained untold, a story of enterprise and entrepreneurship, of Aboriginal people seizing the opportunity to profit from life at sea as whalers and sealers. In some cases participation was voluntary; in others it was more invidious and involved kidnapping and trade in women. In many cases, the individuals maintained and exercised a degree of personal autonomy and agency within their new circumstances. This book explores some of their lives and adventures by analyzing archival records of maritime industry, captains’ logs, ships’ records, and the journals of the sailors themselves, among other artifacts. Much of what is known about this period comes from the writings of Herman Melville, and in this book Melville’s whaling novels act as a prism through which relations aboard ships are understood. Drawing on both history and literature, Roving Mariners provides a comprehensive history of Australian Aboriginal whaling and sealing. Lynette Russell is an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow and Director of the Monash Indigenous Centre at Monash University. She has written several books, including Appropriated Pasts: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonial Culture of Archaeology (with Ian J. McNiven) and Savage Imaginings: Historical and Contemporary Constructions of Australian Aboriginalities.
Download Free Petticoat Whalers PDF by Joan Druett Full Book and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2001 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First US Edition -- The first comprehensive book on whaling wives at sea written for a general audience.
Download Free Forty-niners 'round the Horn PDF by Charles R. Schultz Full Book and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing upon more than one hundred unpublished diaries, Schultz profiles the individuals who embarked on these journeys and demonstrates how markedly the gold rush voyages differed from general commercial trading and whaling ventures."--BOOK JACKET.
Download Free Rites and Passages PDF by Margaret S. Creighton Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-08-25 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reconstructs life aboard a 19th-century whaling ship, taken mainly from the diaries and logbooks of sailors