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Black Jacks

Author : W. Jeffrey Bolster
ISBN : 0674076273
Genre : History
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Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. In this epic chronicle of the rise and fall of black seafaring, W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring was limited to the Middle Passage. 37 halftone illustrations. 3 maps. 3 tables.

Black Jacks

Author : W. Jeffrey Bolster
ISBN : UOM:39015053498443
Genre : Social Science
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Explores the relative racial harmony and opportunity that existed for African American merchant mariners from the 1740s to the 1860s

Black Jacks

Author : W. Jeffrey. Bolster
ISBN : 9780674028470
Genre : History
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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. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship. Bolster brings an intimate understanding of the sea to this extraordinary chapter in the formation of black America. Because of their unusual mobility, sailors were the eyes and ears to worlds beyond the limited horizon of black communities ashore. Sometimes helping to smuggle slaves to freedom, they were more often a unique conduit for news and information of concern to blacks. But for all its opportunities, life at sea was difficult. Blacks actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen, but were often outsiders within it. Capturing that tension, "Black Jacks" examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together--even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart--but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. Bolster traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America. An epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring, "Black Jacks" is African Americans' freedom story presented from a fresh perspective.

From Blackjacks To Briefcases

Author : Robert Michael Smith
ISBN : 9780821414651
Genre : History
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From the beginning of the Industrial Age and continuing into the twenty-first century, companies faced with militant workers and organizers have often turned to agencies that specialized in ending strikes and breaking unions. Although their secretive nature has made it difficult to fully explore the history of this industry, From Blackjacks to Briefcases does just that. By digging through subpoenaed documents of strike-bound companies, their mercenaries, and the testimony of executive officers and rank-and-file strikebreakers, Robert Smith examines the inner workings of the antiunion industry. In a clear and lively style, he brings to life the violent armed guards employed on the picket line or in the coal camps; the ruffians who filled the armies marshaled by the “King of the Strikebreakers,” Pearl Bergoff; the labor spies who wrecked countless unions; and, after the Wagner Act, those who manipulated national labor law to serve their clients. In From Blackjacks to Briefcases, Smith follows the history of this ongoing struggle and tells a compelling story that parallels the history of the United States over the last century and a half.

The Black Jacks

Author : Jason Manning
ISBN : 0451191412
Genre : Fiction
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Only John Henry McAllen, leader of the ragtag volunteer force, the Black Jacks, can turn back the Comanches when they unite behind a single warrior chief and ready themselves to wreak havoc on the young Republic of Texas. Original.

Cabin In The Blackjacks

Author : Roy S. McKeown
ISBN : LCCN:80115767
Genre : Ada (Okla.)
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Black Jacks Folly

Author : Tia Wilson
ISBN : PKEY:6610000003860
Genre : Fiction
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To beat them she must join them. Adriana Ness is the youngest African American woman ever to join an elite undercover police task force. Her mission is to infiltrate and gather evidence to destroy the gangs tearing the city apart. Jack "Blackjack" Stone is a legend on the streets and leader of one of the most secretive gangs in the county. His name is said in whispers and little is known about the powerful leader. Days after finishing a case which has left her shaken and damaged, Adriana is plunged head first into the dark world of motorcycle clubs. Adriana has to go deep undercover in the hopes of getting close to the mysterious motorcycle club leader, Jack "Blackjack" Stone. His gang is being attacked on all sides as chaos breaks out in the city and Adriana finds herself drawn closer and closer to the powerful leader, while spiralling ever closer to danger.

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