Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
Harvard University Press | May 3, 1997 | ISBN-10: 0674076249 | 352 pages | PDF | 1.4 Mb
Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865.