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The Resource Black life on the Mississippi : slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world, Thomas C. Buchanan

Black life on the Mississippi : slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world, Thomas C. Buchanan

Label
Black life on the Mississippi : slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world
Title
Black life on the Mississippi
Title remainder
slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Buchanan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan paints a more complete picture of the Mississippi, documenting the rich variety of experiences among slaves and free blacks who lived and worked on the lower decks and along the river during slavery, through the Civil War, and into emancipation." "Buchanan explores the creative efforts of steamboat workers to link riverside African American communities in the North and South. The networks African Americans created allowed them to keep in touch with family members, help slaves escape, transfer stolen goods, and provide forms of income that were important to the survival of their communities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buchanan, Thomas C.
Dewey number
977/.020496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F358.2.N4
LC item number
B83 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American steamboat workers
  • River life
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Mississippi River
Label
Black life on the Mississippi : slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world, Thomas C. Buchanan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55096862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780807829097
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Black life on the Mississippi : slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat world, Thomas C. Buchanan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55096862
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780807829097
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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