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The Resource Liberty on the waterfront : American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution, Paul A. Gilje

Liberty on the waterfront : American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution, Paul A. Gilje

Label
Liberty on the waterfront : American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution
Title
Liberty on the waterfront
Title remainder
American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Gilje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through careful research and colorful accounts, historian Paul A. Gilje discovers what liberty meant to an important group of common men in American society, those who lived and worked on the waterfront and aboard ships. In the process he reveals that the idealized vision of liberty associated with the Founding Fathers had a much more immediate and complex meaning than previously thought. In Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution, life aboard warships, merchantmen, and whalers, as well as the interactions of mariners and others on shore, is recreated in absorbing detail. Describing the important contributions of sailors to the resistance movement against Great Britain and their experiences during the Revolutionary War, Gilje demonstrates that, while sailors recognized the ideals of the Revolution, their idea of liberty was far more individual in nature--often expressed through hard drinking and womanizing or joining a ship of their choice. Gilje continues the story into the post-Revolutionary world highlighted by the Quasi War with France, the confrontation with the Barbary Pirates, and the War of 1812
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilje, Paul A.
Dewey number
305.9/3875/097309033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E182
LC item number
.G55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Sailors
  • Sailors
  • Seafaring life
  • Seafaring life
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Sailors
  • Seafaring life
  • United States
Label
Liberty on the waterfront : American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution, Paul A. Gilje
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page; Table of Contents ; Preface ; Part I: Ashore and Afloat ; 1 The Sweets of Liberty ; 2 The Maid I Left Behind Me ; 3 A Sailor Ever Loves to Be in Motion ; Part II: Revolution ; 4 The Sons of Neptune ; 5 Brave Republicans of the Ocean
  • 6 Free Trade and Sailors' Rights Part III: Legacy ; 7 Proper Objects of Christian Compassion ; 8 The Ark of the Liberties of the World ; Epilogue ; Glossary ; Notes ; Index ; Acknowledgments
Control code
802051772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812202021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812202021
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35cdsw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802051772
Label
Liberty on the waterfront : American maritime culture in the Age of Revolution, Paul A. Gilje
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Dedication Page; Table of Contents ; Preface ; Part I: Ashore and Afloat ; 1 The Sweets of Liberty ; 2 The Maid I Left Behind Me ; 3 A Sailor Ever Loves to Be in Motion ; Part II: Revolution ; 4 The Sons of Neptune ; 5 Brave Republicans of the Ocean
  • 6 Free Trade and Sailors' Rights Part III: Legacy ; 7 Proper Objects of Christian Compassion ; 8 The Ark of the Liberties of the World ; Epilogue ; Glossary ; Notes ; Index ; Acknowledgments
Control code
802051772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812202021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812202021
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35cdsw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802051772

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