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The Resource Diary of a contraband : the Civil War passage of a Black sailor, [edited by] William B. Gould IV

Diary of a contraband : the Civil War passage of a Black sailor, [edited by] William B. Gould IV

Label
Diary of a contraband : the Civil War passage of a Black sailor
Title
Diary of a contraband
Title remainder
the Civil War passage of a Black sailor
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] William B. Gould IV
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In September 1862, William Benjamin Gould escaped from slavery by rowing to the U.S.S. Cambridge, a Union gunboat patrolling off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina. He served in the United States Navy for the remainder of the Civil War and left a diary of his experiences - one of only three known diaries of African American sailors from the period. It is distinguished not only by its details and eloquent tone, but also by its author's reflections on the conduct of the war, on his own military engagements, on race, on race relations in the Navy, and on what African Americans might expect after the War and during Reconstruction."
  • "William B. Gould IV has provided introductory chapters establishing the context of the diary narrative, an annotated version of the diary, a brief account of Gould's life in Massachusetts after the war, and his thoughts about the legacy of his great-grandfather and his own journey of discovery in learning about this remarkable man."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1837-1923
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gould, William Benjamin
Dewey number
973.7/415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E591
LC item number
.G68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gould, William B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sailors
  • African American sailors
  • Gould, William Benjamin
  • Gould family
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Dedham (Mass.)
  • Wilmington (Del.)
Label
Diary of a contraband : the Civil War passage of a Black sailor, [edited by] William B. Gould IV
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) 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
Contents
An introduction to William B. Gould: in the service of "Uncle Samuel" -- William B. Gould's worlds: Wilmington, Dedham, and the intervening war -- The democratic impulse and the navy: two influences shaping William B. Gould's wartime experiences -- William B. Gould's other writings
Control code
50006546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780804747080
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Diary of a contraband : the Civil War passage of a Black sailor, [edited by] William B. Gould IV
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-364) 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
Contents
An introduction to William B. Gould: in the service of "Uncle Samuel" -- William B. Gould's worlds: Wilmington, Dedham, and the intervening war -- The democratic impulse and the navy: two influences shaping William B. Gould's wartime experiences -- William B. Gould's other writings
Control code
50006546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780804747080
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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