A Sailor Boy s Experience Aboard a Slave Ship

Since we came into the Torrid Zone we have experienced several of those calms for days together , which have peculiar features of their own , nowhere else to be met with ; that total absence of motion in the air and water , as if they ...

Author: Samuel Robinson

Publisher: GC Book Publishers Limited

ISBN: UCLA:L0078878618

Category: Merchant mariners

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The Claims of Experience

Benjamin is born in 1706 the youngest son of Puritan parents; though he longs to be a sailor, the boy's father employs him in the family candle- and soap-making business after minimal schooling (A, 51–53). After Josiah sends him to work ...

Author: Nolan Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190060701

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Why have so many figures throughout American history proclaimed their life stories when confronted by great political problems? The Claims of Experience provides a new theory for what makes autobiography political throughout the history of the United States and today. Across five chapters, Nolan Bennett examines the democratic challenges that encouraged a diverse cast of figures to bear their stories: Benjamin Franklin amid the revolutionary era, Frederick Douglass in the antebellum and abolitionist movements, Henry Adams in the Gilded Age and its anxieties of industrial change, Emma Goldman among the first Red Scare and state opposition to radical speech, and Whittaker Chambers amid the second Red Scare that initiated the anticommunist turn of modern conservatism. These historical figures made what Bennett calls a "claim of experience." By proclaiming their life stories, these authors took back authority over their experiences from prevailing political powers, and called to new community among their audiences. Their claims sought to restore to readers the power to remake and make meaning of their own lives. Whereas political theorists and activists have often seen autobiography to be too individualist or a mere documentary source of evidence, this theory reveals the democratic power that life narratives have offered those on the margins and in the mainstream. If they are successful, claims of experience summon new popular authority to surpass what their authors see as the injustices of prevailing American institutions and identity. Bennett shows through historical study and theorization how this renewed appreciation for the politics of life writing elevates these authors' distinct democratic visions while drawing common themes across them. This book offers both a method for understanding the politics of life narrative and a call to anticipate claims of experience as they appear today.
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Boys Life

Books Boys Want to Rea< Iff ROM the many books for boys which are published this year? those best worth the attention of ... Experiences of a British Sailor Boy pOR those who are interested in ships and sailors, and true tales of their ...

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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A Sailor s Log

Man - of - War Life : A Boy's Experience in the United States Navy During a Voyage Around the World in a Ship - of - the - Line . ... African American sailor in mid - 1880s cruise to Asiatic Station . Purdon , Eric .

Author: Frederick T. Wilson

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873387821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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Frederick T. Wilson was an engineer who carried the rank of first-class petty officer and served in one of the US Navy's first modern battleships, the USS Oregon. He also participated in the relief of Peking during the Boxer rebellion. This is an uncensored picture of enlisted life.
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An Initial Experience

Near by another sailor was holding up his little boy , Pierre , and crying for help . Rossignol did not stir , but the sailor at the other end of the spar jumped and caught the boy as he sank , then swam for the spar again ...

Author: Charles King

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNQPL7

Category: American fiction

Page: 254

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The Sailor s Magazine and Naval Journal

Q. Will experience teach fools to quit using tobacco ? Å . We fear they will reject her lessons . Q. Does the printer use tobacco ? A. Don't know . 2 sas From the Christian Advocate and Journal . AN 450 ( JULY , Cubin Boy's Locker .

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To Swear like a Sailor

Charles Nordhoff, Man-of-War-Life: A Boy's Experience in the United States Navy ..., John B. Hattendorf, intro. ... Herman Melville, Redburn: His First Voyage, Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman ...

Author: Paul A. Gilje

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316483107

Category: History

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Anyone could swear like a sailor! Within the larger culture, sailors had pride of place in swearing. But how they swore and the reasons for their bad language were not strictly wedded to maritime things. Instead, sailor swearing, indeed all swearing in this period, was connected to larger developments. This book traces the interaction between the maritime and mainstream world in the United States while examining cursing, language, logbooks, storytelling, sailor songs, reading, images, and material goods. To Swear Like a Sailor offers insight into the character of Jack Tar - the common seaman - and into the early republic. It illuminates the cultural connections between Great Britain and the United States and the appearance of a distinct American national identity. The book explores the emergence of sentimental notions about the common man - through the guise of the sailor - appearing on stage, in song, in literature, and in images.
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The Metropolitan

MAN - of - war Life : a boy's experience in the United States Navy , during a voyage round the world , in a ship of the Line ; and The MERCHANT VESSEL : a sailor boy's voyage to see the world . By the author of “ Man - of - war Life .

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