A Bold and Hardy Race of Men
The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen
|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...