American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

Selected Bibliography

 

Auden, W. H. The Enchafed Flood: Or The Romantic Iconography of the Sea. New York: Random, 1950.

Bender, Bert. Sea-Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1988.

Bercaw [Edwards], Mary K. Melville’s Sources. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1987.

Bolster, W. Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.

Boon, Kevin Alexander. Reading the Sea: New Essays on Sea Literature. New York: Ft. Schuyler P, 1999.

Busch, Briton Cooper. “Whaling Will Never Do for Me”: The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth Century. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1994.

Carlson, Patricia Ann. Literature and Lore of the Sea. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1986.

Creighton, Margaret S., and Lisa Norling, eds. Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1996.

Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. The Seaman’s Friend: A Treastise on Practical Seamanship. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1997.

Ellis, Richard. Men and Whales. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.

Falconer, William. A Universal Dictionary of the Marine. London: T. Cadell, 1769.

Foulke, Robert. The Sea Voyage Narrative. New York: Twayne, 1997.

Frank, Stuart M. The Book of Pirate Songs. Sharon, MA: Kendall Whaling Museum, 1998.

Gidmark, Jill B. Melville Sea Dictionary: A Glossed Concordance and Analysis of the Sea Language in Melville’s Nautical Novels. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1982.

Goode, George Brown. The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. 7 vols. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1887.

Harland, John. Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-War, 1600-1860. Based on Contemporary Sources. Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 1984.

Hugill, Stan. Shanties from the Seven Seas: Shipboard Work-Songs and Songs Used as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961.

Huntress, Keith. Narratives of Shipwrecks & Disasters, 1586-1860, Ames: Iowa State UP, 1974.

Kemp, Peter, ed. The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1976.

Kent, Rockwell. N by E. Hanover, NH: UP of New England, 1930.

Lange, Alexander. Seafaring America. New York: American Heritage, 1974.

Malloy, Mary. Boston Men on the Northwest Coast: The American Fur Trade, 17881844. Fairbanks: U of Alaska P, 1998.

McFarland, Philip. Sea Dangers: The Affair of the Somers. New York: Schocken, 1985.

Miller, Pamela A. And the Whale Is Ours: Creative Writing of American Whalemen. Boston: David R. Godine, 1979.

Neeser, Robert Wilden. American Naval Songs and Ballads. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1938.

Philbrick, Thomas. James Fenimore Cooper and the Development of American Sea Fiction. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1961.

Raban, Jonathan. Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings. New York: Pantheon, 1999.

Santraud, Jeanne-Marie. La Mer et le Roman Americain dans la Premiere Moitie du Dix-Neuvieme Siecle. Paris: Didier, 1972.

Skallerup, Harry R. Books Afloat and Ashore: A History of Books, Libraries, and Reading among Seamen during the Age of Sail. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1974.

Sealts, Merton M., Jr. Melville’s Reading. Rev. and enlarged ed. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1988.

Sherman, Stuart C., et al. Whaling Logbooks and Journals 1613-1928: An Inventory ofManuscript Records in Public Collections. New York: Garland, 1986.

Smith, Myron J., Jr., and Robert C. Weller. Sea Fiction Guide. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1976.

Smyth, W. H. The Sailor’s Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms. London: Brassey’s, 1998.

Solley, George C., and Eric Steinbaugh. Moods of the Sea: Masterworks of Sea Poetry. Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 1981.

Springer, Haskell, ed. America and the Sea: A Literary History. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1995.

Starbuck, Alexander. History of the American Whale Fishery, from Its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876. Repr., 2 vols., with a new preface by Stuart C. Sherman. New York: Argosy Antiquarian, 1964.

Stein, Douglas L. American Maritime Documents, 1776-1860: Illustrated and Described. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1992.

Stein, Roger B. Seascape and the American Imagination. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art/Clarkson N. Potter, 1975.

Thomas, Tony. The Cinema of the Sea: A Critical Survey and Filmography, 19251986. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988.

Tyng, Charles. Before the Wind: The Memoir of an American Sea Captain. New York: Viking, 1999.

Van Dorn, William G. Oceanography and Seamanship. New York: Argosy, 1974. Vincent, Howard P. The Tailoring of Melville’s White-Jacket. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1970.

Vincent, Howard P. The Trying-Out of Moby-Dick. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1949.

Wharton, Donald P. In the Trough of the Sea: Selected American Sea-Deliverance Narratives, 1610-1766. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1979.

Wilmerding, John. American Marine Painting. 2d ed. New York: Abrams, 1987.