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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
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
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
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1837-1889
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonard, William Ambrose
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gilliland, C. Herbert
Series statement
Studies in maritime history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonard, William Ambrose
  • Constellation (Frigate)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Leonard, William Ambrose
  • Constellation (Frigate)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Slave trade
  • Antislavery movements
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Antislavery movements
  • Armed Forces
  • Slave trade
  • Africa, West
  • United States
Label
USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861, edited by C. Herbert Gilliland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Editorial Method -- Prologue -- June 1859 -- July 1859 -- August 1859 -- September 1859 -- October 1859 -- November 1859 -- December 1859 -- January 1860 -- February 1860 -- March 1860 -- April 1860 -- May 1860 -- June 1860 -- July 1860 -- August 1860 -- September 1860 -- October 1860 -- November 1860 -- December 1860 -- January 1861 -- February 1861 -- March 1861 -- April 1861 -- May 1861 -- June 1861 -- July 1861 -- August 1861 -- September 1861 -- October 1861 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
ocn862387766
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172904
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc2054775
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vs5w3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862387766
Label
USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast : Willie Leonard's journal,1859-1861, edited by C. Herbert Gilliland
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Editorial Method -- Prologue -- June 1859 -- July 1859 -- August 1859 -- September 1859 -- October 1859 -- November 1859 -- December 1859 -- January 1860 -- February 1860 -- March 1860 -- April 1860 -- May 1860 -- June 1860 -- July 1860 -- August 1860 -- September 1860 -- October 1860 -- November 1860 -- December 1860 -- January 1861 -- February 1861 -- March 1861 -- April 1861 -- May 1861 -- June 1861 -- July 1861 -- August 1861 -- September 1861 -- October 1861 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
ocn862387766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172904
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc2054775
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vs5w3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862387766

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