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Image for <b> Village of Immigrants: Latinos in an Emerging America  </b>(Rivergate Regionals Collection)

Village of Immigrants: Latinos in an Emerging America (Rivergate Regionals Collection)

By: Gordon, Diana R.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 2015

Seller ID: 009417

ISBN: 0813575907

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


'Following an in-depth examination of immigration history in Greenport, from early whaling communities to the impact of Italian immigrant brick workers and beyond, Gordon investigates large-concept issues such as challenges facing immigrant children in the educational system, restrictions and inequalities in immigrant housing, labor rights for immigrant workers, and more ... Concise and accessible,....' (Library Journal). No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. 256 pages with chapter note... View more info

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Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Notes and Memoranda: Medical and Anthropological; Botanical; Ornithological
Alaska; Polar Exploration; Natural History]

By: I.C. Rosse; John Muir; E.W. Nelson; T.H. Bean

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1883

Seller ID: 010485

Condition: Very Good


Report on the anthropological and natural history work accomplished on the cruise of the Corwin in the northwest Arctic Ocean in 1881. From June to October, the Corwin searched the waters north and west of Bering Strait for the Jeannette and two missing whaling vessels. On her voyage, the Corwin visited St. Lawrence Island and Plover Bay (Chukotsk Peninsula), Herald and Wrangel Islands, Point Barrow, and Unalaska Island. The present report includes medical and anthropological notes by I.C. Rosse, botanical notes on Alaska (listing 192 species) by John Muir, notes on birds of Be... View more info

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Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Sea Whaling.

By: Mawer, G. A.; Mawer, Granville Allen.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Palgrave Macmillan,: 2000.

Edition: First Edition; First Printing;

Seller ID: 003795

ISBN: 0312228090


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Ahab's Trade tracks the rise and fall of this first global industry and tells the story of the men who made it. The Nantucketers, the first and the best, taught the world how whaling should be done. Although they whaled in American, British, French, Australian and New Zealand ships, their calling made them citizens of a closed and isolated world unlike that of other seamen. View more info

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Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

By: Osborn, Sherard (1822-1875).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1852

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009497

Condition: Very Good


One of the important Franklin search expedition and dedicated to Lady Franklin. Osborn was a commander on Horatio Austin's Franklin Search Expedition in command of the Pioneer. He includes an account of the expedition and over-wintering at Lancaster Sound. The voyage was by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, then the wintering at Griffith Island, and return. The expedition proved that Franklin's ships had not been lost in Baffin's Bay. Much of the success of the voyage was due to the steam tenders, which, opened new prospects for Arctic navigation. Include... View more info

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...Thomas Welcome Roys, America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling.

By: Schmitt, Frederick P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, Virginia:, Univ of Virginia Press,: 1980.

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

Inscription: <b>SIGNED by the Author, with an inscription;</b>

Seller ID: 003787

ISBN: 0917376331


No Flaws or Blemishes; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. a farm boy who went off to sea and eventually became a pioneer of modern whaling. Famous in his day for his daring, Roys life is virtually unknown to maritime historians in America, but his innovations and achievements are recognized in Norway as the bridge between antiquated sail ship whaling and the modern industrial whaling methods. View more info