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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

Label
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Stephen Russell
Dewey number
910.9163/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G550
LC item number
.B44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seafaring life
  • Merchant ships
  • Transatlantic voyages
  • Ocean travel
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
  • HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • Zeereizen
  • Emigratie
  • Atlantische Oceaan
Label
A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
ocn877369858
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780300204230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300204230
  • (OCoLC)877369858
Label
A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life and Atlantic crossings to the New World, Stephen R. Berry
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
ocn877369858
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780300204230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014017670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300204230
  • (OCoLC)877369858

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