Today, the 20-gun sloop U.S.S. Constellation is a floating museum in Baltimore Harbor; in 1859, it was an emblem of the global power of the American sailing navy. When young William E. Leonard boarded the Constellation as a seaman for...
- USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal, 1859–1861, Studies in Maritime HistoryAuthor:Gilliland, C. HerbertSummary:
- Author:Lester, JuliusSummary:
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
- Author:Lawrence, IainSummary:
Bad luck continues to follow Tom Tin and his mates as they find themselves aboard a formerly abandoned ship, are taught to be sailors by two black-hearted castaways they rescue, and sail to a Caribbean island where they make important...
- Author:Cornell, Becky, Bales, Kevin, Springer, JaneSummary:
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail....
- Author:Johnson, CharlesSummary:
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave from an Illinois farm, travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city. Sitting on a pier as he contemplates his life, he decides the sea holds his...
- Author:Harms, RobertSummary:
- Author:Evaristo, BernardineSummary:
- Author:Melville, HermanSummary:
DescriptionBenito Cereno is a novella by Herman Melville, a fictionalized account about the revolt on a Spanish slave ship captained by Don Benito Cereno, first published in three installments in Putnam's Monthly in 1855.
- Author:Hurston, Zora NealeSummary:
The true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "black cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.