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Type: Book
Title: Black Life on the Missisippi: Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World
Author: Buchanan, T.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2004
ISBN: 0807829099
Statement of
Thomas C. Buchanan
Contents: Introduction : race and the antebellum western steamboat economy -- Ch. 1. From plantation to freedom : African American steamboat workers and the pan-Mississippi world -- Ch. 2. Below the pilothouse : the work culture of steamboats -- Ch. 3. Living blood for gold : African American families and the Mississippi River -- Ch. 4. Boats against the current : slave escapes on the western rivers -- Ch. 5. Rascals on the antebellum Mississippi : the Madison Henderson gang -- Ch. 6. Emancipation and steamboat culture -- Epilogue : the decline of Mississippi River steamboating.
Subject: African Americans Mississippi River Valley History 19th century.
African American steamboat workers History 19th century.
River life Mississippi River Valley History 19th century.
Mississippi River Valley History 19th century.
Mississippi River History 19th century.
RMID: 0020063844
Appears in Collections:History publications

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