To Swear like a Sailor

To Swear like a Sailor

Maritime Culture in America, 1750-1850

Gilje, Paul A.

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book is for readers interested in American maritime history and in the history of the United States before 1850. Using a wide range of sources, including cursing, language, logbooks, spinning yarns, sailor songs, and material culture, the book demonstrates that the United States was once a maritime nation.
Introduction; 1. To swear like a sailor; 2. The language of Jack Tar; 3. The logbook of memory; 4. Spinning yarns; 5. Songs of the sailorman; 6. The pirates' own book; 7. Tar-stained images; Epilogue. The sea chest.
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