Sea-Hunters : The New England Whalemen During Two Centuries 1635-1835. First Edition in dustjacket

By: STACKPOLE, Edouard A.

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STACKPOLE, Edouard A. The Sea-Hunters : The New England Whalemen During Two Centuries 1635-1835. Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, Publishers, (197). First Greenwood Reprinting. Pp (6),7-510,(2) + 16-page central section of illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Forster 253.

Edouard Alexandre Stackpole (b. December 7, 1903, Nantucket, Massachusetts – d. September 2, 1993, Nantucket, Massachusetts) author and long-time cur ator of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut.

Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia references in the index.

Part I. The American Whaleman Is Born.
1. Whaling Alongshore;
2. The Whaleman Sails Out Into "Ye Deep";
3. "A People Still in the Gristle and Not Hardened Into Manhood"
4. Business on the Great Waters.

Part II. The Whaleman Becomes a Pioneer Voyager.
5.The Whalemen Create a Kingdom in the Sea;
6. Between the Devil and the Deep;
7. Salvaging the Sinkng Ship;
8. American Whaling in Limbo;
9. The Whaling Industry Belongs to the World.

Part III. The Struggle for American Supremacy in Whaling.
10. The "Coup-de-Whale';
11. The Whalemen Round Cape Horn;
12. America Regains Its Whaling Fleet Through the Alchemy of Revolution and War.

Part IV. The Sea-Hunters at the Ocean's Frontiers.
13. Whales, Sea-Elephants and Fur-Seals;
14. The First American Whalers to Desolation Island;
15. "Of the Most Daring Kind—" and "Of Secrecy";
16. Full Tide of Adventure with the Sealers;
17. Mutineers' Hideaway;
18. "Their Very Pursuits in Times of Peace ... Render Them Most Exposed in Times of War"

Part V. The American Whaleman Becomes a Pathfinder in the World's Greatest Oceans.
19. Whaling Masters and Explorers;
20. Into the Uncharted Central Pacific;
21. AllAdventures Do Not End in Glory;
22. At the Coasts of Continents and the Crossroads of the Pacific;
23. The Whale That Sank a Ship;
24. The Pacific Becomes an American Ocean;
25. The First Recognition of Antarctica;
26. Ranging the World's Greatest Ocean;
27. "Pursuing the Sperm Whale into the Secret Places of the Great South Sea";
28. "I Seek a Passage in Your Ship — How Soon Does She Sail!"
29. Mutiny at Midnight;
30. "We Desire You to Steer byYour Own Compass";
31. The Sea-Hunters Come Into Their Own.
With notes and index.

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Title: Sea-Hunters : The New England Whalemen During Two Centuries 1635-1835. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: STACKPOLE, Edouard A.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1973, ISBN:0837164982:

Seller ID: 113843

Keywords: NAUTICAL WHALING MASSACHUSETTS AMERICAN WHALERS HISTORY CANADA UNITED STATES,