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|Title:||Black Life on the Missisippi: Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World|
|Publisher:||University of North Carolina Press|
|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.
|Appears in Collections:||History publications|
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