Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

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Among the professions during the 1700-1900s, merchantmen enjoyed more freedoms and self-agency. Free Man Paul Cuffe was not only a captain and whaler, he was also a businessman and abolitionist. Quite a few enslaved men and women escaped by sea.

 

In support of our 2022 Summer Reading Program theme, Oceans of Possibilities, join us 06/02/22, at 7:00 PM EDT, to hear retired University of New Hampshire professor Dr. W. Jeffrey Bolster, author of Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail, present his 1997 book via Zoom.

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Time: Jun 2, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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