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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.

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

Blackjacks

Author : Tony Illman
ISBN : 9781543400854
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is based on our lives. It starts very briefly in the United Kingdom and quickly moves to the Eastern Highland of Rhodesia. It moves through our childhood while we’re living in the eastern border areas, Umtali, Sabi Tanganda, and Chipinga. As we pass through our teenage years and become adults, it travels with us to Western Australia and then back to Chipinga. We share the lives of others as the Rhodesian Bush War escalates in what was a quiet and idyllic country town to one of the most dangerous and deadly districts in Rhodesia. Then the books deals with our final move back to Western Australia and our struggle to once again build a life for our children and ourselves. To most people, this may seem to be an unusual life, but to a Rhodesian, it would be considered pretty much the same story as many other families. Although it is our story, there are many stories told by others who have shared our way of life. It is about love, hate, and humor. It is about determination and desperation. It is about life and death and friendship and community spirit. Most of all, I hope it is a monument to those who died or were seriously injured, physically or mentally, black or white. It is also a salute to those incredible farmers, the Rhodesian armed forces, and those who worked in the rural areas during those troubled times. For me personally, writing this book has been a huge emotional journey.

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.

Bosses And Blackjacks

Author : L. C. Bennett Stern
ISBN : 1523349093
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In between the period of brutality in "Gangs of New York" and the prohibition era of "Boardwalk Empire," there was the 'Bloody Fifth' in Philadelphia, where Police Lieutenant David Bennett was in charge. Politics in Philadelphia is a rough game...has been since the time of Ben Franklin.But when political murder takes place in the Fifth Ward (home to the Liberty Bell) on primary Election Day in 1917, it sparks outrage-not just in Philadelphia, but throughout the nation. WWI now shares headlines across the country with the sensational trial in the "City of Brotherly Love." Police Lieutenant David Bennett is arrested, along with Mayor Smith and others in the powerful Vare brothers' political machine, for conspiracy to commit murder and election rigging.Interfering with a free and fair election, it would seem, is as contemptible as actually pulling the trigger.

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.

Blackjacks Of Nevada

Author : Ethan Flagg
ISBN : 1444827529
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Blackjacks And Luckybeans

Author : Neil R. White
ISBN : 1520100175
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Born in London in 1950, in 1952 Iain Walker emigrated with his parents to what was then Southern Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe. Against the backdrop of rising African nationalism, he grew up during what might be termed the last heydays of colonialism in a wild and exotic environment that provided an exciting and wondrous playground for a young boy. As a result of his father's passion for the outdoors, the Walker family traveled extensively throughout Southern Africa, visiting many out-of-the-way places and experiencing Africa in a way that few of their contemporaries did. In 1959, the family moved from Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia to Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where Iain's idyllic existence gradually morphed into a tense uncertainty as the racial antagonism of his surroundings impinged more and more forcefully on his developing view of the world. Blackjacks and Luckybeans is the story of the first ten years of a unique African childhood.

No Tears For Black Jack Ketchum

Author : F. Stanley
ISBN : 9780865346826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thomas Edward "Black Jack" Ketchum was executed for an attempt to hold up the C. & S. train between Des Moines and Folsom in the northeastern corner of New Mexico. Ketchum was to be made an example in an effort to prevent further robberies, however his misplaced bravery outshone the more widely known Billy the Kid.

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