By: VICKERS, Daniel, with Vince WALSH WALSH, Vince
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2005, ISBN:0300100671:
Seller ID: 75357
VICKERS, Daniel, with Vince WALSH. Young Men and the Sea : Yankee Seafarersin the Age of Sail. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (2005). Pp. [i]- xiii,(1),1-336,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, pale blue cloth with silver letteringto spine. "Drawing on records of several thousand seamen and their voyages from Salem, Massachusetts, [this volume] offers a social history of seafar ing in the colonial and early national period. In what sort of families were sailors raised? When did they go to sea? What were their chances of death? Whom did they marry, and how did their wives operatte households in t... View More...