Black Jacks: African American Mariners in Early America

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From the earliest days of the colonies, people of African decent answered the call of the sea. By the 1830’s, over 20% of the sailors who claimed the coastal cities of America as their homeport were of African decent. These “black jacks” provided many invaluable services that were vital to the development of the country.


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