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Author Busch, Briton Cooper.

Title Whaling will never do for me : the American whaleman in the nineteenth century / Briton Cooper Busch
Published Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2009


Description 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: The American Whaleman; 2. Crime and Punishment; 3. Race and Status; 4. Work Stoppages; 5. Whalemen and American Consuls Abroad; 6. Desertion; 7. The Practice of Religion; 8. Whalemen's Women, Whalemen's Wives; 9. The Festive and the Ceremonial; 10. Waterfront Havens and the Honolulu Riot of 1852; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Whaleships; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary ""I just begin to find out that whaling will never do for me and have determined to leave the ship here if possible."" That sentiment, expressed by a foremast hand aboard the ship Caroline in 1843, is one shared by many of the whalemen in this fascinating book. Interest in Herman Melville's Moby Dick has contributed to a substantial literature on the history and lore of the industry. But not until now has the vast body of surviving whaleship logs and journals been used to paint an encompassing picture of the difficult but colorful life aboard nineteenth-century American whaling vessels. Briton
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Whalers (Persons) -- United States -- Social life and customs
Whalers (Persons) -- United States -- Biography
Whaling -- United States -- History -- 19th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Whalers (Persons)
Whalers (Persons) -- Social life and customs
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813150611