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Whaling -- United States -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of whaling in the United States.


Six Superlative Sources

· Busch, Briton. Whaling Will Never Do for Me: The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth Century (University of Kentucky Press, 1994).

· Davis, Lance E. In Pursuit of Leviathan (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

· Hohman, Elmo. The American Whaleman: A Study of Life and Labor in the Whaling Industry (A.M. Kelley, 1972; Longmans, Green and Co., 1928)

· Moby Dick. Full text online.

· New Bedford Whaling Museum.

· The Kendall Institute.

Other Excellent Sources

· Bockstoce, John. Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic (University of Washington Press, 1995).

· Creighton, Margaret S. Rites and Passages: The Experience of American Whaling, 1830-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

· Creighton, Margaret S. Dogwatch and Liberty Days: Seafaring Life in the Nineteenth Century (Peabody Essex Museum, 1982).

· Starbuck, Alexander. History of the American Whale Fishery (The Author, 1877; Argosy-Antiquarian, 1964, revised).

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