An Honest Tar: Ashley Bowen of Marblehead

TitleAn Honest Tar: Ashley Bowen of Marblehead
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsVickers, D
JournalThe New England Quarterly
Volume69
Pagination531-553
ISBN Number0028-4866
Keywords1700-1799, AMERICAN, American literature, Ashley (1728-1813), Autobiographies, Bowen, diary, History, LITERATURE, Maritime industry, prose
Abstract

Vickers examines the actual role that seafaring played in the life court of mariners through an examination of the autobiography of Ashley Bowen. One lesson drawn from the account is the penchant for locality.