xix, 321 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-308) and index.
Margaret S. Creighton is Professor of History at Bates College. The author of Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling , and co-editor of Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 . She lives in Yarmouth, Maine.