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How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea

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African Americans have been drawn to the sea for hundreds of years. In this collection of biographies, Eloise Greenfield examines how that connection to the sea has influenced generations of African Americans -- from a shipbuilder-businessman during the American Revolution to the first woman and African American to hold the highest-ranking position in the National Oceanic ...more
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Published December 24th 2002 by Amistad
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Marcus Williams
Feb 13, 2014 Marcus Williams rated it liked it
It's a very informative read, and chronicles the lives of many African Americans who thrived in and around the water. It is a bit to dry and doesn't grab the reader. I can see the book useful resource for research but not an entertaining read
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