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Contraband Sailors

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the fall of Fort Sumter, the Navy Department realized that the fleet's rapid wartime expansion would require thousands of sailors, and it sent navy recruiters out to recruiting stations, ... More


Minstrelization and Nationhood: “Backside Albany,” Backlash, and the Wartime Origins of Blackface Minstrelsy

David Waldstreicher

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay argues that the long-acknowledged first example of U.S. blackface minstrelsy, a song entitled “Backside Albany” or “The Siege of Plattsburgh,” was crucially shaped by its war of 1812 ... More


Blighty

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter talks about the Black Loyalists. The increase in the employment of black sailors meant that those surviving the validities of the voyage would often set down in Britain's ports. Black ... More


A Tar's Life

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of British tar. It also considers the black seafarers in the Royal Navy during the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries. Black sailors continued to be enrolled into the ... More


Worlds Collide

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the British slave trade. The slave trade directly or indirectly led to the initial interaction between Africans and the British Navy. The trade was a ready source of future ... More


Destination Uncertain

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the journey of black seamen to England. The seamen of the African Diaspora experienced risks at sea beyond those of weather conditions and enemy. Free black sailors faced as ... More


The Second World War

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the lives of the black sailors during the Second World War. During the war, press reports favoured black seamen. Examples of personal bravery exhibited by individual black ... More


Tremors and Whirlpools

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In times of war, physical space may appear to shed its customary character of permanence and become pliable. Places that in times of peace signify safety and security might during war become scenes ... More


War Under Sail

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the conflicts of Britain's warships with other European powers. Britain's navy had played a critical role in defending its interests abroad from the War of the Spanish ... More


A Question of Rank

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the question of crew division. In particular, the significance of rank is covered. The rank of post captain was an obsolete alternative form of captain in the Royal ... More


From Sail to Steam

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reviews the use of steam power at sea. The engine had recently been utilised as supplementary to sails. The start of steam-driven vessels had significant implications for seafarers of ... More


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