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Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
by Jeffrey L. Amestoy
Harvard University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-674-08897-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-08819-1
Library of Congress Classification E415.9.D15A44 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 324.2092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1834 Harvard dropout Richard Henry Dana Jr. became a common seaman, and soon his Two Years Before the Mast became a classic. Literary acclaim did not erase the young lawyer’s memory of floggings he witnessed aboard ship or undermine his vow to combat injustice. Jeffrey Amestoy tells the story of Dana’s determination to keep that vow.

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