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Title: Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster
Publisher: Harvard Univ Press
There are heroes such as Richard Crafus, imprisoned in England's Dartmouth Prison during the War of 1812, and martyrs such as Denmark Vesey, a former sailor who was executed for planning a slave rebellion in Charleston; however, Bolster is not content merely to praise noteworthy men. In Black Jacks he paints a broader picture, demonstrating how these seafaring African Americans developed a sense of self-worth from their experience in the wider world to share with their enslaved brethren at home.