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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Review: Black Hands, White SailsUser Review - Mr.M - Goodreads
The subject of this book is fascinating - African Americans serving in the whaling fleet. Unfortunately, the lack of any narrative flow makes it extremely disjointed and hard to read. Read full review
Review: Black Hands, White SailsUser Review - Sarah Smith - Goodreads
Outstandingly informative book on whaling, concentrating on the experience of African Americans (and Afro-Portuguese, Cape Verdeans, Malayans, etc. etc.). Written for middle grade, but I read it happily for background and learned things. Tags: Quaker, whaling, New Bedford, Nantucket. Read full review