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Maritime Books & Resources | Recommended Reading

Maritime Books & Resources | Recommended Reading
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by in May 2014

A small selection of favorite maritime books and resources on New England’s rich seafaring history, ordered by publication date …

New England and the Sea
Robert G. Albion, William A. Baker, Benjamin W. Labaree
Mystic Seaport Museum, 1970

America and the Sea: A Maritime History
Benjamin W. Labaree et al.
Mystic Seaport Museum, 1998

Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
W. Jeffrey Bolster
Harvard University Press, 1998

Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African American Whalers
Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
Scholastic Press, 1999

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, 19th-Century Women at Sea
Joan Druett
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720–1870
Lisa Norling
University of North Carolina Press, 2000

Down East: A Maritime History of Maine
Lincoln P. Paine
Tilbury House Publishers, 2000

Young Men and the Sea: Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail
Daniel Vickers, Vince Walsh
Yale University Press, 2000

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragendy of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick
Penguin Books, 2001

‘Cross-Grained and Wily Waters’: A Guide to the Piscataqua Maritime Region
W. Jeffrey Bolster, editor
Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2002

Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838–1842
Nathaniel Philbrick
Penguin Books, 2004

Sea History’s Guide to Maritime Programs & Cultural Sites: New York Region
Joyce Riess, editor
National Maritime Historical Society, 2004

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Nathaniel Philbrick
Penguin Books, 2007

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