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A Bold and Hardy Race of Men - a book by Schell, Jennifer

A Bold and Hardy Race of Men

The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen

A Bold and Hardy Race of Men( )
Author: Schell, Jennifer
ISBN:978-1-62534-020-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Massachusetts Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

In his novel Miriam Coffin, or The Whale-Fishermen (1834), Joseph C. Hart proclaimed that his characters were "a bold and hardy race of men," who deserved the "expressive title of American Whale-Fishermen." Hart was not the only American author to applaud these physical laborers as the embodiment of national manhood. Heroic portraits of whalers first appeared in American literature during the 1780s, and they proliferated across time. Writers as various as Lydia Howard Huntley...
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Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.9 x 8.9 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.95 Pounds

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