The Resource USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861, edited by C. Herbert Gilliland

USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861, edited by C. Herbert Gilliland

Label
USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861
Title
USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast
Title remainder
Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861
Statement of responsibility
edited by C. Herbert Gilliland
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today the twenty-gun sloop USS Constellation is a floating museum in Baltimore Harbor; in 1859 it was an emblem of the global power of the American sailing navy. When young William E. Leonard boarded the Constellation as a seaman for what proved to be a twenty-month voyage to the African coast, he began to compose a remarkable journal. Sailing from Boston, the Constellation, flagship of the U.S. African Squadron, was charged with the interception and capture of slave-trading vessels illegally en route from Africa to the Americas. During the Constellation's deployment, the squadron captured a record number of these ships, liberating their human cargo and holding the captains and crews for criminal prosecution. At the same time, tensions at home and in the squadron increased as the American Civil War approached and erupted in April 1861. Leonard recorded not only historic events but also fascinating details about his daily life as one of the nearly 400-member crew. He saw himself as not just a diarist, but a reporter, making special efforts to seek out and record information about individual crewmen, shipboard practices, recreation and daily routine--from deck swabbing and standing watch to courts martial and dramatic performances by the Constellation Dramatic Society. This good-humored gaze into the lives and fortunes of so many men stationed aboard a distinguished American warship makes Gilliland's edition of Willie Leonard's journal a significant work of maritime history"--
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Provided by publisher
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IDEBK
Dewey number
306.3/620966/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1332
LC item number
.L46 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in maritime history
Label
USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861, edited by C. Herbert Gilliland
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862387766
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172904
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b32121052
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862387766
  • pebcs130607729X

Library Locations

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