Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers
During colonial and pre-Civil War times, whaling was a dangerous job. Despite the challenges of the sea, runaway slaves were eager to enlist. This is the story of the brave black sailors and Paul Cuffe, Lewis Temple, Frederick Douglass, and other pivotal African-American figures in the whaling industry and abolitionist movement.
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BLACK HANDS, WHITE SAILS: The Story of African-American WhalersUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From the McKissacks (Young, Black, and Determined, 1998, etc.), a well-written, historical account of African-Americans who sailed on whaling ships off the East Coast between 1730 and 1880. The ... Read full review
Although it wasn't what I expected, which was a journal, it was quite a good book.