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The Resource A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry

A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry

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A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World
Title
A path in the mighty waters
Title remainder
shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Berry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of how people experienced the eighteenth-century crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, exploring the transformative journey undertaken by the thousands of Europeans who journeyed in search of a better life. Stephen Berry shows how the ships, on which passengers were contained in close quarters for months at a time, operated as compressed "frontiers, " where diverse groups encountered one another and established new patterns of social organization. As he argues that experiences aboard ship served as a profound conversion experience for travelers, both spiritually and culturally, Berry reframes the history of Atlantic migrations, giving the ocean and the ship a more prominent role in Atlantic history. The ocean was more than a backdrop for human events: it actively shaped historical experiences by furnishing a dissociative break from normal patterns of life and a formative stage in travelers' processes of collective identification"--
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Stephen Russell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seafaring life
  • Merchant ships
  • Transatlantic voyages
  • Ocean travel
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
Label
A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683002
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780300204230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014017670
  • (OCoLC)877369858
Label
A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17683002
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780300204230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014017670
  • (OCoLC)877369858

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