A Slow Boat to Nowhere: The Multi-Racial Crews of the American Whaling Industry

@article{Farr1983ASB,
  title={A Slow Boat to Nowhere: The Multi-Racial Crews of the American Whaling Industry},
  author={J. Farr},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  year={1983},
  volume={68},
  pages={159 - 170}
}
  • J. Farr
  • Published 1983
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
Few traditions of American seafaring evoke more romantic images than that of whale fishery. Criss-crossing oceans in their pursuit, whaleships slowly cruised the whaling grounds, their crews alert for the cry "There, she blows!" In a burst of frenetic activity, determined men launched their whaleboats and set out to duel the giant of the seas. The contest was often dramatic and at times took on a mythic aura. The genuinely heroic elements in whaling, however, tended to overshadow in the public… Expand
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